Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2023
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Notice and notes as published in pdf document above.
Section 1 - Annual Governance Statement 2022/23
For full version including wet ink signatures - Download complete Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2022/23
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We acknowledge as the members of:
STOURPORT-ON-SEVERN TOWN COUNCIL
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.
|2. We maintained an adequate system of internal control including measures designed to prevent and detect fraud and corruption and reviewed its effectiveness.
made proper arrangements and accepted responsibility for safeguarding the public money and resources in
3. We took all reasonable steps to assure ourselves that there are no matters of actual or potential
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
responded to matters brought to its attention by internal and
|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.
|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
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.] www.stourporttowncouncil.gov.uk
Section 2 - Accounting statements 2022/23 for Stourport-on-Severn Town Council
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|31 March 2022
|31 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
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
Total amount of precept (or for IDBs rates and levies) received or receivable in the year. Exclude any grants received.
|3. (+) Total other receipts
|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
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
Total expenditure or payments of capital and interest made during the year on the authority's borrowings (if any).
|6. (-)All other payments
|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
|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
The sum of all current and deposit bank accounts, cash holdings and short term investments held as at 31 March -
|9. Total fixed assets plus long term investments
The value of all the property the authority owns - it is made up of all its fixed assets and long term investments as at
|10. Total borrowings
The outstanding capital balance as at 31 March of all loans from third parties(including PWLB).
|(For Local Councils Only)
|11a. Disclosure note re Trust funds (including charitable)
|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)
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.