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Flaunden Parish Council sets its own budget annually in December for the following financial year. This is done by estimating expenditure including major projects, upgrading existing facilities, ongoing maintenance etc. This is then compared with likely income including the annual precept and grants from County and Borough Councils.


Before setting the budget Councillors determine the precept for the following year, taking into account outside factors such as the rate of inflation, cost of living and the economic climate. Once this has been done priorities are agreed and the budget set.  The history of precept applications is shown in the document lists later on this page.

Precepts for recent years have been:

Year Amount  Resource Base Band D Levy
2020-21 £5,745 177.3 £32.40


172.5 £31.45
2018-19 £5,281 172.9 £30.54
2017-18 £5,240 175 £29.94
2016-17 £5,299 177 £29.94
2015-16 £5,219 174.3 £29.94 


Expenditure is reviewed regularly by Council and compared with the Budget Forecast.


The Annual Accounting and Governance Statements are considered by an Internal Auditor appointed from outside the village.  His report is included in the information below.
The Internal Auditor is: Ernest G Newhouse M.A., M.Sc. Address: 80 Bois Lane, Chesham Bois, Bucks HP6 6BZ.

Flaunden Parish Council has certified itself as exempt from a limited assurance review under S9 of the Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015:
The External Auditors, should you wish to contact them, are PKF Littlejohn, 15 Westferry Circus, Canary Warf, Londong E14 4HD Tel. +44 (0) 20 7516 2200

Financial Information

The Annual Return and Accounting information are shown below.  A new Tranparency Code was issued in 2017, which increased the information that a Parish is required to publish, and so you will see more statements for 2017-18 than previously. 

The public have a right to inspect the accounts and financial records of the council at certain times during the year. Notices of Public Rights will appear in the list below when available.

If you would like to inspect the financial records of the Parish, the RFO is happy to make accounting records available with reasonable notice and at a reasonable time. 

You can find Contact Details for the Finance Officer and other councillors on the Contacts tab




Precept Calculation

Precept Request

Payments and Receipts List



Notice of Public Rights

Annual Governance Statement

Accounting Statements

Accounting Statements with Explanation of Variances

Statement of Reserves

Fixed Assets

Bank Reconciliation 31 March 2020

Annual Internal Audit Report

Management letter - Flaunden

Certificate of Exemption

Payments & Receipts List

Precept Calculation 2019-20.pdf

Precept Request 2019-20.pdf


Annual Governance Statement 2018-19.pdf

Accounting Statements and Explanation of Variances 2018-19.pdf

Bank Reconciliation 31 March 2019.pdf

Annual Internal Audit Report 2018-19.pdf

Mgmt letter - Flaunden 2019.pdf

Certificate of Exemption 2019-20.pdf

Payments & Receipts List ye 31 March 2019.pdf

Precept Request 2018-19 signed.pdf

Precept Calculationt ye 31 March 2019.pdf


Annual Governance Statement 2017-18.pdf

Annual Accounting Statements and Explanation of Variances 2017-18.pdf

Bank Reconciliation 31 March 2018.pdf

Annual Internal Audit Report 2017-18.pdf

Mgmt letter - Flaunden 2018.pdf

Certificate of Exemption ye 31 March 2018.pdf

Payments & Receipts List ye 31 March 2018.pdf

Notice of Public Rights 2017-18.pdf


Annual Governance Statement 2016-17.pdf

Accounting Statement with RFO Certificate for publication.pdf

Payments & Receipts List ye 31 March 2017.pdf


Annual Return ye 31 March 2016.pdf

Annual Return ye 31 March 2015.pdf

Accounts ye 31 March 15 with Bank Reconciliation.pdf