Budgeting & Financial Control


By the end of Budgeting and Financial Control you will understand how and when to prepare a budget.

Session overview:

This session is aimed at those involved in preparing, approving and monitoring budgets, as well as those involved in the day to day financial management of a council.   Topics include:


  • setting a budget and precept
  • using spreadsheets
  • Inflation
  • Contingencies and reserves
  • how the council tax base affects the budget
  • budget monitoring
  • Financial management
  • Internal control

Session benefits:

By the end of this session you will:


  • Understand how and when to prepare a budget
  • Know how to approve and issue a precept
  • Be aware of the factors that affect a budget
  • Understand how to manage a budget
  • Be aware of the need for internal controls

Course Leader:

Steve Parkinson


In-house Training:

Budgeting and Financial Control can be provided in-house, which is a cost-effective approach if you have a number of people who require training. You choose where and when you want our trainers to deliver. We will also tailor the course content to suit your precise organisation needs.

To find out more about LCPD in-house training, please see our In-House Training webpage or to speak us about your particular requirements please contact Laura Heyhoe.

Suitable Audience: This session is recommended for Officers and Councillors that want to get to grips with preparing and managing a budget.

Member Price: £60

Non-Member: £84

Balc Price: £67.50