Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2023

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Section 1 - Annual Governance Statement 2022/23

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We acknowledge as the members of:


our responsibility for ensuring that there is a sound system of internal control, including arrangements for the preparation of the Accounting Statements. We confirm, to the best of our knowledge and belief, with respect to the Accounting Statements for the year ended 31 March 2023, that:

'Yes' means this authority...
1. We have put in place arrangements for effective financial management during the year, and for the preparation of the accounting statements. Tick

prepared its accounting statements in accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations.

2. We maintained an adequate system of internal control including measures designed to prevent and detect fraud and corruption and reviewed its effectiveness. Tick

made proper arrangements and accepted responsibility for safeguarding the public money and resources in
its charge.

3. We took all reasonable steps to assure ourselves that there are no matters of actual or potential
non-compliance with laws, regulations and Proper Practices that could have a significant financial effect on the ability of this authority to conduct its
business or manage its finances.

Tick has only done what it has the legal power to do and has complied with Proper Practices in doing so.
4. We provided proper opportunity during the year for the exercise of electors' rights in accordance with the requirements of the Accounts and Audit Regulations. Tick during the year gave all persons interested the opportunity to inspect and ask questions about this authority's accounts.
5. We carried out an assessment of the risks facing this authority and took appropriate steps to manage those risks, including the introduction of internal controls and/or external insurance cover where required. Tick considered and documented the financial and other risks it faces and dealt with them properly.
6. We maintained throughout the year an adequate and effective system of internal audit of the accounting records and control systems. Tick arranged for a competent person, independent of the financial controls and procedures,  to give an objective view on whether internal controls meet the needs of this smaller authority.
7. We took appropriate action on all matters raised in reports from intemal and external audit. Tick

responded to matters brought to its attention by internal and
external audit.

8. We considered whether any litigation, liabilities or commitments, events or transactions, occurring either during or after the year-end, have a financial impact on this authority and, where appropriate, have included them in the accounting statements. Tick disclosed everything it should have about its business activity during the year including events taking place after the year end if relevant.
9. (For local councils only) Trust funds including charitable. In our capacity as the sole managing trustee we discharged our accountability responsibilities for the fund(s)/assets, including financial reporting and, if required, independent examination or audit Tick

has met all of its responsibilities where, as a body corporate, it is a sole managing trustee of a local trust or trusts.

For any statement to which the response is "no" an explanation must be published. 

This Annual Governance Statement was approved at a meeting of the authority on: 30/05/2023 and recorded as minute reference: 6

Signed by the Chairman and Clerk of the meeting where approval was given

Information required by the Transparency Code (not part of the Annual Governance Statement) 

The authority website/webpage is up to tdate and the infomation required by the Transparency Code has been published. [Yes ticked.] 

Section 2 - Accounting statements 2022/23 for Stourport-on-Severn Town Council

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31 March 202231 March 2023 Notes and guidance:
Please round all figures to nearest £1. Do not leave any boxes blank and report £0 or Nil balances  All figures must agree to underlying financial records
1. Balances brought forward £132,339  £171,222

Total balances and reserves at the beginning of the year as recorded in the financial  records. Value must agree to Box 7 of previous year.

2. (+)Precept or Rates and Levies £287,146 £305,245

Total amount of precept (or for IDBs rates and levies) received or receivable in the year. Exclude any grants received.

3. (+) Total other receipts 


£143,598  Total income or receipts as recorded in the cashbook less the precept or rates/levies received (line 2). Include any grants received.
4. (-) Staff costs  -£215,798  -£230,397

Total expenditure or payments made to and on behalf of all employees. Include gross salaries and wages, employers NI contributions, employers pension contributions, gratuities and severance payments.

 5. (-) Loan interest/capital repayments £0 £0

Total expenditure or payments of capital and interest made during the year on the authority's borrowings (if any).

 6. (-)All other payments  -£137,796  -£233,238 Total expenditure or payments as recorded in the cash-book less staff costs (line 4) and loan interest/capital repayments (line 5).
 7. (=) Balances carried forward £171,222 £156,430 Total balances and reserves at the end of the year. Must equal (1+2+3) - (4+5+6).
8. Total value of cash and short term investments £258,053 £258,861

The sum of all current and deposit bank accounts, cash holdings and short term investments held as at 31 March -
To agree with bank reconciliation.

9. Total fixed assets plus long term investments £687,666 £687,666 

The value of all the property the authority owns - it is made up of all its fixed assets and long term investments as at
and assets 31 March.

10. Total borrowings  £0 £0

The outstanding capital balance as at 31 March of all loans from third parties(including PWLB).

(For Local Councils Only)YesNoNA
11a. Disclosure note re Trust funds (including charitable) Tick The Council, as a body corporate, acts as sole trustee for
and is responsible for managing Trust funds or assets.
11b. Disclosure note re Trust funds (including charitable) Tick

The figures in the accounting statements above do not include any Trust transactions.

I certify that for the year ended 31 March 2023 the Accounting Statements in this Annual Governance and Accountability Return have been prepared on either a receipts and payments or income and expenditure basis following the guidance in Governance and Accountability for Smaller Authorities - a Practitioners' Guide to Proper Practices and present fairly the financial position of this authority.

Signed by Responsible Financial Officer before being presented to the authority for approval

I confirm that these Accounting Statements were approved by this authority on this date:


as recorded in minute reference: 7

Signed by the Chairman of the meeting where the Accounting Statements were approved.