The Town Council pays for services and responsibilities through their budget. This is made up, in the main, from the precept paid by the council tax-payers of Prudhoe, in addition to a small income from sponsorship and events, burial fees, the reclaim of VAT, grants and any balances from the previous year.
A summary of the town council budget for 2015/16 can be seen in the budget summary below:
You can also see how this years budget compares to the previous year below. Each Budget Heading is compared year on year:
To view the working spreadsheet for 2015/16 please click on the link below:
Accounts to be Paid
The Council has the power to pay for goods and services via authorities set out in statute.
To view accounts/invoices authorised to be paid by the council, please click on the respective month:
The External Audit, year ending March 2016, for Prudhoe Town Council, was completed on 12th September 2016. The Notice along with ‘Issues Arising’ Report will be presented to the full council at their Ordinary Meeting on 28th September 2016. The Council is required to produce an action plan to deal with any issues arising.
The External Auditor is:
Maritime Walk – Ocean Village
Southampton SO14 3TL
+44 (0)23 8088 1700
The council completes an external audit each year, in June, for the previous year. In simple terms this looks at movements of money from one year to another, balances carried forward and assets. Additionally, any significant changes in spending have to be explained. You can view the details of the external audit below.
The External Auditor also provides the council with their ‘audit opinion’; this can be opened by clicking on the link below.
If you have any questions about the financial governance of the council, our budget or specific spending, please feel free to contact us.