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Supplier Payments

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PAYMENTS AND FINANCES

The Town Council is open and transparent about the way it manages its finances.

The Council’s finances are monitored by the Responsible Financial Officer (RFO), and the Services and Contracts Manager who is the Deputy RFO.

The Council’s Finance Committee oversees the Council budgets whilst each committee also monitors its own income and expenditure.

The Finance Committee is responsible for the Council’s the internal controls. For example, ensuring that payments made have been have been verified and that the expenditure reconciles with the Council’s bank account statements.

The Council appoints an internal auditor who assesses the Council’s compliance with relevant legislation and a further audit is carried out by an external auditor appointed independently of the Council.

Income and Expenditure Reports show the income and expenditure accounts for the Council broken down by Committee with detail for the cost centres and cost codes. These are reviewed by the Finance Committee at each meeting and are published in the public domain as part of the PDF agenda that are available to view on this website.

The Council routinely publishes an updated list of all approved Council payments for the financial year as listed below.

Local authorities must publish details of each individual item of expenditure that exceeds £500. This includes items of expenditure, consistent with Local Government Association guidance. This must be published quarterly.

Penrith Town Council chooses to publish all expenditure once approved.

APPROVED SUPPLIER PAYMENTS 2019-20

For ARCHIVE SUPPLIER PAYMENTS FISCAL YEAR 2018-19:

Please contact the Responsible Finance Officer.