Sprowston Town Council’s ultimate aim is to be transparent in all its financial activities. We are required to adhere to Financial Regulations, which are reviewed annually by the Council  and based on nationally agreed guidelines issued by Government.

Annual budgets are discussed and approved at a Council meeting in December for the following financial year. The budget is designed to enable Sprowston Town Council to deliver it’s Business Plan. Our funding comes mainly from an amount called the precept that is charged on council tax payers in the town. A precept demand is submitted to Government via Broadland District Council, following the agreement of the budget.

For the financial year 2016/17 the precept is £547.332 and the cost for services to the average band D property in Sprowston is  £109.47 per year an increase of 2.7% (including transitional grant).

For the financial year 2017/18 the precept is £590.000 and the cost for services to the average band D property in Sprowston is  £112.51 per year an increase of 2.8%.

For the financial year 2018/19 the precept is £623.000 and the cost for services to the average band D property in Sprowston is  £114.73 per year an increase of 1.98%.

For the financial year 2019/20 the precept is £650,355 and the cost for services to the average band D property in Sprowston is  £117.01 per year an increase of 1.99%.

For the financial year 2020/21 the precept is £688.011 and the cost for services to the average band D property in Sprowston is  £122.86 per year an increase of 5.00% (£5.85)

Financial Regulations

Asset Register

Budget Book 2019/2020

Business Plan 2015/2019 Final Report Completed Actions

Business Plan 2015/2019 Completed Actions 3 April 2019 

Business Plan 2015/2019

Business Plan Financial Appendix 2015/19

A local government elector for the Town may obtain, inspect or take a copy of the Statement of Accounts and Auditors Certificate and Report by arrangement with the Town Clerk.

Notice of Conclusion of Audit and Annual Return year ending 31 March 2021

Notice of Conclusion of Audit and Annual Return year ending 31 March 2020

Notice of Conclusion of Audit and Annual Return year ending 31 March 2019

Notice of Conclusion of Audit and Annual Return year ending 31 March 2018

Notice of Conclusion of Audit and Annual Return year ending 31 March 2017

Internal Auditors Report 2014/15

Internal Auditors Interim Report 2015/16 

Internal Auditors Interim Report 2016/17

Internal Auditors Interim Report 2017/18

Internal Auditors Report 2017/18

Internal Auditors Interim Report 2018/19

Internal Auditors Final Report 2018/19

Internal Auditors Interim Report 2019/20

Internal Auditors Final Report 2019/20

Annual Return (for financial year ending)

31 March 2020

31 March 2019

31 March 2018

31 March 2017

31 March 2016

31 March 2015

31 March 2014 

31 March 2013

End of year accounts 31 March 2018

End of year accounts 31 March 2017

End of year accounts 31 March 2016

End of year accounts 31 March 2015

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

CIL is the new way in which Broadland District Council collects financial contributions from developers to help pay for new and improved infrastructure in accordance with CIL Regulations Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2015. 

In accordance with the above the following amounts have been passed to Sprowston Town Council and allocated to the community use shown.

Planning App Date received Income Expenditure Community use
20140103
20141085
20141565
20141199
20141199
26.03.14
29.12.14
05.01.15
11.08.17
21.08.17
£2,282.97
£5,555.35
£1,289.48
£2,500.00
£1,249.41
£2,282.97
£5,555.35
£1,289.48
£2,500.00
£1,249.41
Redevelopment Sprowston Diamond Centre
20150568 28.07.16 £2,232.42 £2,232.42 Redevelopment Sprowston Diamond Centre
20160296
20160283
20160283
20170375
20152062
20152062
20152062
20152062
20161382
20152062
20161382
20152062
20180789
20152062
20171961
20152062
20152062
20152062
20152062
20171961
27.04.16
15.12.16
31.03.17
31.08.17
01.05.18
01.06.18
01.07.18
01.08.18
22.08.18
01.09.18
21.09.18
01.03.19
18.10.18
01.04.19
31.05.19
01.06.19
01.07.19
01.08.19
01.09.19
30.09.19
£2,140.62
£4,183.77
£12,551.32
£1,282.75
£127.47
£125.00
£125.00
£125.00
£91,612.57
£125.00
£286.76
£750.00
£1192.09
£125.00
£6,117.65
£125.00
£125.00
£125.00
£125.00
£6,413.98
£2,140.62
£4,183.77
£12,551.32
£1,282.75
£127.47
£125.00
£125.00
£125.00
£91,612.57
£125.00
£286.76
£750.00
£1192.09
£125.00
£6,11.65
£125.00
£125.00
£125.00
£25.00
£6,413.98
Redevelopment Sprowston Diamond Centre

Payment Schedules

In order to comply with legal Data Transparency, the Council must make available details of any expenditure made over £500.00. Theses reports are available in the public domain as part of the agenda for the Council meetings. For ease, the expenditure reports are available for download by clicking on the relevant link below.

 21 April 2021  15 September 2021  15 December 2021
 26 May 2021  06 October 2021  12 January 2022
 23 June 2021  27 October 2021  02 February 2022
 04 August 2021  17 November 2021  23 February 2022
 25 August 2021  01 December 2021  16 March 2022
     

2020/21

2019/20

2018/19

2017/18

2016/17

2015/16

2014/15

Grants

The Council applies for grants to supplement payment towards projects in the community.

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