Financial Information

Precept and budget 

The Parish Council finances its activities from part of the council tax paid by households in the parish. Yatton Parish Council has set its precept (the amount of money it raises from council tax payers) for the current financial year (April 2019 to March 2020) at £215,110. The precept amounts to around £1.43 per week for a Band D household.

The budget for 2019/20, used by the Parish Council to set the precept, can be seen here. The figures for 2019/20 are on the right under the heading 'Next Year Budget'.

Yatton Parish Council Financial Regulations here 

Payments over £500

  • Yatton Parish Council publishes a list of all payments over £500. You can see:
    a list of payments between April 2019 and March 2020 here
  • a list of payments between April 2018 and March 2019 here
  • a list of payments between April 2017 and March 2018 here
  • a list of payments between April 2016 and March 2017 here
    a list of payments between April 2015 and March 2016 here;
  • a list of payments between April 2014 and March 2015 here;
  • a list of payments between April 2013 and March 2014 here.

Statements of Accounts

Yatton Parish Council Annual Return 2016-17

Statement of Accounts 2016-17
The notice of Conclusion of Audit for 2016-17 accounts here 
The notice of the date of commencement of the period for the excise of public rights to inspect the accounts commences today 6th JuneThe notice is here .
The declaration of the status of public accounts 2016-17 is here .
Annual Governance Statement 2016-17 here
Accounting Statements 2016-17 here 
Annual Internal Audit Report 2016-17 here
Annual External Audit Report 2016-17 here

Statement of Accounts 2017-18
The notice of the date of commencement of the period for the excise of public rights to inspect the accounts commences today 5th June
The notice is here 
Annual Governance Statement 2017-18 here
Accounting Statements 2017-18 here 
Annual Internal Audit Report 2017-18 here
External Auditors Report 2017-18 here
Notice of Completion of Audit 2017-18 here

 Yatton Parish Council Annual Return 2018-19
The notice of the date of commencement of the period for the excise of public rights to inspect the accounts commences 3rd June Notice here
Annual Governance Statement 2018-19 here
Accounting Statements 2018-19 here 
Annual Internal Audit Report 2018-19 here  
Annual External Audit Report 2018-19 here 
Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2018-19 here


You can see a list of grants made by Yatton Parish Council in the year ending 31 March 2018 here 

Yatton Parish Council invited a second round of grant applications for 2019-20 and they will be reviewed at a meeting of the Finance, Personnel and Administration Committee on 9th December 2019.  The allocation of the grants maybe seen in the minutes of that meeting.  Grant Applications must be received by 29th November 2019.

Grant Awarding Policy here
Grant Application Form here 

Staff costs

Total staff costs for each month are shown in the list of payments over £500 (above) and total annual staff costs are in the Annual Return (above).

The Clerk, the senior and highest-paid officer (employee) of the Parish Council, is paid according to the scales agreed between the National Association of Local Councils and the Society of Local Council Clerks. You can see the scales here. The Parish Council has agreed that the Clerk should be paid on Scale LC2, which is the scale appropriate to a large village or small town.

The salaries of other members of staff have been benchmarked by HR colleagues at North Somerset Council against similar posts in North Somerset Council. The Clerk is the line manager for all other members of staff.

The Goverment asks larger parish and town councils to publish a 'pay multiple' showing the relationship between the earnings of the highest paid employee (in Yatton Parish Council, the Clerk) and a figure representing the average of the earnings of all employees (technically the earnings of the median employee). For Yatton Parish Council the pay multiple for the year ended 31 March 2015 was 3:1, that is, the earnings of the Clerk were three times that of the median employee. The Clerk is the only full-time employee of the Parish Council.

The Parish Council pays the Clerk's subscription to the Society of Local Council Clerks. 


You can see a list of Parish Council land and buildings here. The Parish Council gave up the rental of office space in Yatton Library from North Somerset Council in September 2017saving the annual rent of £8,500.  The office in now located in their own building at Hangstones Pavilion.

Cadbury Hill  
Cadbury Hill is jointly owned by Yatton Parish Council and Congresbury Parish Council.  There is a Joint Management Committee with members from both parishes and a member of staff employed to land manage the area.  Councillors Ian Payne and Jonathan Edwards are the representatives for Yatton Parish Council. The Management Committee has a joint budget and manages its finances separately from the main accounts in both parishes.  There is no requirement for the finances to be the subject of external audit but a balance sheet for the financial year 2015-16 is available here 
Balance Sheet 2016-17 here 
Balance Sheet 2017-18 here
Balance Sheet 2018-19 here



The Parish Council has no contracts the annual value of which exceeds £5,000.   

Councillors' expenses

Parish councillors are unpaid and (apart from the Chairman) receive no allowance, although travel and subsistence expenses are reimbursed. You can see a copy of the scheme for reimbursing travel and subsistence expenses here. The Chairman can claim a small allowance for meeting his expenses as Chairman.

Financial Regulations

You can see a copy of the Council's Financial Regulations here.

If you have any questions about the Council's finances please contact us.