Empowering Parish and Town Councils in Northamptonshire

Who should attend:

Primarily for Clerks, Assistant Clerks and RFOs but also suitable for Councillors who are involved in the financial control of the Council.

Session overview:

This session is aimed at those involved in preparing, approving and monitoring budgets, as well as those involved in the day to day financial management of a council. Topics include:

  • setting a budget and precept
  • using spreadsheets
  • Inflation
  • Contingencies and reserves
  • how the council tax base affects the budget
  • budget monitoring
  • Financial management
  • Internal control

Session benefits:

By the end of this session you will:

  • Understand how and when to prepare a budget
  • Know how to approve and issue a precept
  • Be aware of the factors that affect a budget
  • Understand how to manage a budget
  • Be aware of the need for internal controls

Date & Time

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 10am to 1.00pm


Moulton Community Centre, The Reedings, Sandy Hill Lane, Moulton NN3 7UU

Course Tutor

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.


£49 per delegate (Members)

£98 per delegate (Non Members)

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Last updated: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:21