For many new clerks the thought of preparing a budget for their council can be quite daunting
This is a very basic introduction
More detailed information is available in other CPALC (Communities, Parish and Local Councils) guides
This 60 second guide is for town and parish clerks, councillors and residents who want a basic introduction to how their parish council budget should be prepared
This is not an accounting manual or a detailed treatise on the theory of budgeting
It is a short introduction to the very basics
Article Contents - Click on a link below
- What is a budget
- What you will need
- Getting started
- What is known?
- What is unknown?
- Some simple budget tips
This guide is indicative and not definitive, if in doubt get someone else involved or seek professional advice. All examples, numbers and percentages are for illustration ONLY.
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