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Budgeting for clerks and financial staff


This session is aimed at officers of parish & town councils, who are involved in preparing and monitoring budgets.

Topics include:

  • Setting a budget and precept
  • Contingencies and reserves
  • How the council tax base affects the budget
  • Inflation
  • Budget monitoring

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

Session leader:

Steve Parkinson, The Parkinson Partnership LLP
Steve is a former Town Clerk & an accountant with 30 years’ experience in public sector finance, who specialises in advice & training for the local council sector.


This is an interactive session, you will need a device with a reasonable screen size such as a PC, laptop or tablet to be able to participate fully.

Please click on the file below to download the above information.