Haslemere Town Council is responsible in law for ensuring that its financial management is adequate and effective, and that the Council has a sound system of internal control in place which facilitates the effective exercise of the Council's functions, including arrangements for the management of risk.
These Financial Regulations govern the conduct of financial management by the Council, and include arrangements for the:
management of risk, and
the prevention and detection of fraud and corruption
The financial management of the Council is reviewed by an independent internal auditor, Mulberry & Co, and is examined by our external auditor PKF Littlejohn LLP. Their address is: 1 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London E14 4HD.
The last 5 years' audit reports, and this year's Notice of Conclusion of Audit, can be viewed here:
Budget Haslemere Town Council's budget setting process begins in August, with the final budget being formally agreed at its January Full Council meeting. The current budget Haslemere Town Council is working to is the 2019-2020 Budget
Each year in September, the Council starts a budget setting process to determine the budget for the next financial year.
The Town Council has a statutory duty to publish certain transparency documentation. Please see report.
At every Full Council meeting copies of the bank reconciliations, cashbooks and income and expenditure by budget heading are approved. The Council is obliged to publish all payments over £500 on its website. Click below to see payments and receipts so far for this financial year and for the last financial year.