Every year in January, Salisbury City Council agrees its budget and sets its ‘precept’ for the forthcoming year at a meeting of the Full Council.
The precept is the element of the Council Tax which is raised and spent by Salisbury City Council to fund the services it provides. As a Parish Council, Salisbury City Council does not receive any funding from Central Government, nor does it receive any rates from local businesses. For 2022/23, the precept is £233 per Band D property. This equates to around £4.48 per week.
Each year the Council is required to complete and submit to its External Auditor, an Annual Governance and Accountability Return. Once the return has been approved by the External Auditor, it is published on the Council’s website.
Please see the links below for previous years’ Annual Governance and Accountability Returns.
The Annual Return 2021/22 includes the Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements which have been subject to both Internal and External Audit. The Internal Audit was performed by Mulberry and Co and the External Audit was performed by PKF Littlejohn LLP. The External Auditor’s Report and Certificate form part of the Annual Return.
The Notice of Conclusion of Audit for the year ended 31 March 2022 can be found here.
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge which can be levied by local authorities on new developments in their constituencies to help them deliver the infrastructure provision needed to support these areas.
In accordance with Regulations 59A and 59B of the Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2019, Wiltshire Council, as the local authority, must pay 15% of the levy collected to the relevant parish council. Salisbury City Council must use the receipts passed to it by Wiltshire Council to support the development of the parish council’s area by funding the provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure.
Regulation 121B requires a parish council to prepare an annual report for any financial year in which it receives CIL receipts.
Latest CIL reports
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