Finance for Councillors

Recommended for: 

All councillors

Session overview:

This session is designed to give councillors a greater understanding of their duties with regard to the council’s finances. Topics include:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Setting a budget and precept
  • Financial control
  • How VAT applies to local councils
  • The Annual Return (AGAR)
  • Internal and external audit 


Session benefits:

By the end of Local Council Finance you will:

  • Understand the council's duties regarding financial management
  • Be aware of relevant legislation and sources of guidance
  • Understand how VAT law applies to your council
  • Be aware of how the council's accounts are prepared and audited
  • Recognise the importance of internal controls 


Session leader:  Steve Parkinson, The Parkinson Partnership LLP

Steve is a former Town Clerk and an accountant with 30 years’ experience in public and voluntary sector finance.  He now specialises in delivering training and advice on VAT and finance matters for the local council sector.

Event Details

Event Date & Time

Wednesday 21st of October 2020 @ 10:30:00 AM


Online via Zoom

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £35.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £70.00 + VAT

Please note: Booking will be available until Wednesday 14th of October 2020, or until all places have been filled

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