Summaries of the annual accounts and audit arrangements.

Precept and Budget

All Parish Councils have the right to raise money by precept (a mandatory charge) on the District Council. The Parish Council decides each year how much it needs to maintain the Council’s assets, to carry out the work required in the Parish and to complete any approved projects. This follows a budget process and results in the calculation of the annual precept. The precept required by Brede Parish Council is then collected by Rother District Council as part of the Council Tax levied on all taxpayers in the Parish.

Precept amounts:

2022/2023 £38,940

2021/2022 £37,175

2020/2021 £37,830

2019/2020 £35,954

2018/2019 £31,116

2017/2018 £27,985

Audit arrangements:

Brede Parish Council’s accounts are prepared in accordance with the Accounts & Audit Regulations 2011 (SI 817) and are subject to both internal and external audit. Our internal auditor is Mr K Robertson, and the Government has appointed PKF Littlejohn to be our external auditor. The auditors have completed their checks for the year ending 31.3.2021 and found no matters of concern.


The Council’s accounting year runs from 1st April to 31st March. The attached files show the audited summaries.

The audited Annual return for each year is published here for public inspection.

These documents and any supporting information can be seen, or copies supplied (50p per page), by arrangement with the Parish Council Clerk. Please contact Mrs Tracy Dixon, The Hurst, Netherfield Hill, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0LA. Tel:07540 562345 Email







Expenditure over £500

The Local Government Transparency Code requires local authorities to publish details of individual items of expenditure above £500, on a quarterly basis. A full list of income and expenditure is included as an appendix to the monthly Minutes. Please visit the Minutes and Agendas page to access these details for each month.