In light of COVID-19 the HPC expenditure, budget and precept has been reviewed and updated by the Clerk and Chair and circulated to all Councillors for review and approval by email in December 2020. The precept has been approved by email by Councillors and the purpose of this meeting is to formally approve the precept and budget for 2021/22.
1. HPC expenditure March- December 2020 – To approve.
2. 2021-2022 Draft Budget/Expenditure Forecast and Precept -Setting of Precept – deadline for submission to UDC is 23 January 2021. The Clerk distributed a draft budget and draft expenditure forecast to all councillors for their appraisal during December 2020. Councillors were previously advised by the clerk to consider the draft expenditure forecast for Henham for the 2021-2022 period and this would help them arrive at an income requirement for the coming financial year. The Councillors agreed by email in December 2020 to increase the precept by 3% having held its precept for a number of years. With the 3% increase (£1,163.37) means an increase from £38,779 to £39,942. To approve.