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%.

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 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

Annual Return (for financial year ending)

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
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
£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
£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
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.

20 November 2019 17 July 2018
11 March 2020 30 October 2019 26 June 2018
19 February 2020 09 October 20198 05 June 2019
29 January 2020 18 September 2019 15 May 2019
08 January 2020 28 August 2019 24 April 2019
18 December 2019  07 August 2019 03 April 2019

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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