Budget and Precept Setting for Councillors

An overview of the current guidance and ideas about the key principles and strategies about setting a budget in uncertain times.

Suitable Audience 

This session is aimed at Councillors who want to make sense of the budget process.  


By the end of the Budget and Precept Setting for Councillors session, you will:

  • Have an understanding of the legal framework around parish council budgets
  • Have an understanding of the difference between parish budgets and those of companies
  • Know how to make budget setting a positive forward planning process 
  • Know how to get the message across to electors about what the council does with the money
  • Know hints, tips and ideas from other councils who got it right (and wrong!)
  • Know how to make best use of the proprietary software packages if used


Eleanor Greene, ICPA - Do the Numbers Ltd 

2024/2025 Prices

Hampshire ALC Member/Development Partner£48+VAT
Berkshire ALC Member/Non Hampshire Development Partner£59+VAT
Non Member£72+VAT

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