Northamptonshire County
Association of Local Councils

Empowering Parish and Town Councils

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CEO: Danny Moody
6 Litchborough Business Park
Northampton Road
Litchborough, Northampton
NN12 8JB

Tel: 01327 831482

Budgeting and Financial Control

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

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

Who Should Attend
Officers and councillors that want to get to grips with preparing and managing a budget.

Date & Time
Tuesday 29 September 2020 10:00-11:30
Thursday 15 October 10:00-11:30
Tuesday 20 October 13:30-15:00
Tuesday 3 November 10:00-11:30
Thursday 12 November 10:00-11:30
Thursday 19 November 10:00-11:30
Tuesday 24 November 13:30-15:00
Thursday 26 November 18:30-20:00


Course Tutor
Steve Parkinson, The Parkinson Partnership LLP

Cost per delegate
£30 Member
£60 Non Member

Please note: the course is open to all county associations and will therefore have clerks and councillors not from Northamptonshire in attendance. We hope that this will allow for this course to be delivered more often and throughout the year.

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