Alston Moor Parish Council aims to be open and transparent in all its financial activities and ensure their financial management is adequate, effective and has a sound system of internal control. The foundation to achieve this is our Financial Regulations which are reviewed regularly.

The annual budget for the following year is discussed and receives final approval at the January precept meeting.  The budget  is called the ‘Precept’, and is the amount the Parish Council asks from Eden District Council as a proportion of the Council Tax paid by householders from Alston Moor. 

For the financial year 2020/2021 the ‘Precept’ is £50,240. The Parish Council’s portion of Council Tax bill depends on which band a property is in. Properties are put into one of eight bands, A being the lowest, and H the highest, with Band D being the average. Most properties on Alston Moor are in bands A – D.

For 2020/2021 the Parish Council’s portion of the Council Tax bill for a Band D property  is £69.22.  

Details of our 2020/2021 can be found below. 

The council receives assurance from Internal and External auditors that they are carrying out their duties responsibly and that appropriate accounting records have been kept. 

Finance Documents & External Audit reports
Internal auditors reports

To achieve the aim of being open and transparent to allow residents to see what the council spends its money on, details of payments over £100 can be found here.