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The accounting year of all councils starts on 1st April and finishes on 31st March. Local councils levy an annual Precept charge, which is collected by the District Council. The Precept* helps run the services provided by the Parish Council.  Carbrooke's Precept request for the financial year 2024/25 is £49,000. 

Budget 2024/25


Financial Regulations

Internal Control Policy 

Audit 2023/24 Notice of Public Rights

Audit 2022/23 Notice of Public Rights

Audit 2022/23 Annual Governance

Audit 2022/23 Accounting Statement

Audit 2022/23 External Audit report

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 22/23

Audit (External Audit Report)2021/22 

Audit 2021/22 Accounting Statement

Audit Notice of Public Rights


Audit Statement of Significant Variances and Bank Reconciliation​ 

Audit Accounting Statement

Audit Annual Governance

*Parish Councils are empowered to raise money for their activities through a tax (the Precept) on the village residents which is collected on their behalf by the District Council, as an addition to the District and County Council Tax. This is then paid to the Parish Council in two equal instalments.


Policies & Procedures


Data Protection

​Keeping your data safe and increasing transparency are important to us. Our Privacy Notice below explains how we use your personal information and how you can exercise your privacy rights.

Privacy Notice

Data Protection Policy

Abandoned Bicycles Policy

Anti Bullying & Harassment Policy

Code of Conduct

Community Award 2025

Complaints Procedure

Co-option Procedure

Disciplinary & Grievance Policy

Equality Policy


Grants Policy

Grant Application Form 

Health and Safety Policy

Information Audit


Model Publication Scheme

Openness & Transparency Policy


Press and Media Policy

Social Media Policy

Standing Orders

Training & Development Policy

Tree Management Policy

The Council Tax Precept


The Precept is the Parish Council’s share of the council tax.  The precept demand goes to the billing authority, Breckland District Council, which collects the tax for the Parish Council. The Precept is converted into an amount per Council Tax Band that is added onto the Council Tax bill.  Income and expenditure for the next financial year are calculated in the form of estimates.


Parish and town councils can apply for other funding such as grant and funding awards, but they do not receive funds direct from central government as principal authorities do. 

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