Finance and Audit

The Parish Council is responsible for raising and spending public money and budgeting has to be done carefully for this. Every year the Council requests a sum from the District Council, called the precept.

The budget for 2021 – 22 can be viewed via the link below:

Budget Approved 2021-22

As the Parish Council controls public money its accounts have to be audited every year. Copies of the Annual Return are published on the Council noticeboards and this website.

Information for Audit 2021

Completion Notice

Audited Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2020-21 (non-accessible)

Legislation requires a ‘wet’ signature on the above documents, the scanned PDF does not comply with accessibility requirements, an accessible version of these documents (unaudited and without signatures) is available here: Annual Governance and Accountabilty Return 2020-21 Part 3 – unaudited accounts (accessible document)

Additional documentation:

Notice of appointment of date for the exercise of public rights 2021

Bank Reconciliation 2020-21

Explanation of Significant Variances 2020-21

2020-21 Sign Off Letter – Part 3 – Electronic Version

JPAG guidance (5.32 General Reserve)

Audit Information from the previous two financial years – please note some of these documents do not comply with accessibility requirements due to legislation requiring ‘wet’ signatures – if you require accessible versions of any of the documents below please contact

Information for Audit 2020:

Accounting Statements 2019-20

Annual Governance Statement 2019-20

Annual Internal Audit Report 2019-20

Bank Reconciliation and Explanation of significant variances 2019-20

Certificate of Exemption AGAR 2019-20

Councils’ Accounts – A Summary of Public Rights

Notice of appointment of date for the exercise of public rights 2020

Information for audit in 2019

Certificate of Exemption 2018-19

Annual Internal Audit Report 2018 -19

Annual Governance Statement 2018 – 19

Accounting Statements 2018 – 19

WHPC Bank reconciliation and explanation of variances 2018-19

Notice of appointment of date for the exercise of public rights 2019

Wigginton and Hopwas Parish Council publish certain information in line with the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities:


Expenditure over £100 2020-21

Expenditure over £100 2019-20

Expenditure over £100 2018-19

Asset Register

Asset Register 02.09.21

Here are details of the Parish Council’s land assets

Land Assets

Title Plan SF585087

Title Plan SF145327