SETTING YOUR COUNCIL’S BUDGET Training

Published: 08 October 2018

SETTING YOUR COUNCIL’S BUDGET FOR THE 2019/20 FINANCIAL YEAR TRAINING COURSE

When Tuesday 6th November 2018 6.30 to 9.30 pm

Where Committee Room, The Calcot Centre, Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 4XD

Trainer Steve Parkinson

Cost BALC members £43 plus VAT Non BALC members £86 plus VAT

A light buffet plus tea and coffee will be provided from 6 pm

To register your interest by 30th October please email Sue.Ramage@eastleigh.gov.uk at HALC and note that the course may not go ahead unless sufficient bookings are received by the closing date above or complete the online form here. Please also provide your email address and phone number so that your booking can be acknowledged and note our Cancellation Policy which is set out below.

Who should attend? Those involved in preparing, approving and monitoring budgets as well as those involved in the day to day financial management of a council. Topics include:

· Setting a budget and precept

· Using spreadsheets

· Inflation

· Contingencies and reserves

· How the council tax base affects the budget

· Budget monitoring

· Financial management

· Internal control

Session benefits: 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

· Be aware of the need for internal controls

Session leader: Steve Parkinson, The Parkinson Partnership LLP

Steve is a former Town Clerk and an accountant with 30 years’ experience in public and voluntary sector finance. He now specialises in delivering training and advice on VAT and finance matters for the local council sector.