2015/16 Accounts

This financial year ran from 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016. 


The Parish Council's accounts are made up of several documents, starting with the budget which was approved in November 2014: NSPC 15-16 Final Budget.pdf

The Council finished the year over-budget mainly because of significant expenditure on maintenance (grasscutting and tree inspections). This was expected and steps have been taken to ensure that the situation does not recur in future years. A breakdown and analysis of the position at the end of the year is given in these reports:


The Council has now prepared and approved its accounts for the 2015/16 period and they can be viewed in the documents below: 


The Parish Council undergoes three stages of audit. 

The first is carried out throughout the year as part of the Council's day-to-day checks, controls and processes. These are detailed in a document approved at the start of the financial year: NSPC 15-16 Internal Audit Review Report.pdf

The second is an independent check of all financial transactions relating to the 2015/16 financial year, as well as an audit of the Council's governance and practices. This was carried out by Sue Welch, who is Clerk to Darley with Menwith Parish Council, and has been appointed as the Council's Internal Auditor for 2015/16. Her report is in the following document: NSPC 15-16 Internal Auditor's Opinion.pdf

All local councils are required to complete and submit an 'annual return'. This is then audited by a firm of accountants appointed by the Audit Commission. This Parish Council's Annual Return for the 2015/16 period can be viewed here: NSPC 15-16 Annual Return (Final).pdf

An explanation of the significant variances (where there is a variance of more than 15%) between the 2014/15 and 2015/16 financial years is given in this document: NSPC 15-16 Explanation of Variances.pdf

The audit of the Council's 2015/16 accounts has now been formally concluded. You can view a notice to this effect here: NSPC 15-16 Notice of Conclusion of Audit.pdf