Explanation of Variances 2019

Denstone Parish Council

Name of smaller authority:Denstone Parish Council

County area (local councils and parish meetings only:Staffordshire

Please provide full explanations, including numerical values, for the following:

  • variances of more than 15% between totals for individual boxes (except variances of less than £200);
  • a breakdown of approved reserves if the total reserves (Box 7) figure is more than twice the annual precept/rates & levies value (Box 2).
Section 22017/18 £2018/19 £Variance £Variance %Detailed explanation of variance (with amounts £)
Box 2 Precept or Rates and Levies        15012    15810      798    5.3%  N/A
Box 3 Total other receipts          25969    5616    20353    78%In 2017/18 £11,600 was received for Churnet Land. £10,000 was received in funding of which £5000 was for a highways project that we have in the village. The other £5000 was to resurface a playarea.
Box 4 Staff costs        4341    4502    161    3.7%    N/A
Box 5 Loan interest/ capital repayments      0    0    0    0    N/A
Box 6 All other payments          9522    32920    23398    245.7%In 2018/19 £10,562 was paid to purchase Churnet Land and £13005.60 was used to pay for the resurfacing of the playarea
Box 9 Total fixed assets & long term investments & assets  RESTATED   100426      100584      158      0.15%      N/A
Box 10 Total borrowings    0  0  0  0  N/A
Explanation for ‘high’ reservesBox 7 is more than Box 2 because the authority is still holding £5000 for the Highways project and money from the purchase of the land. This is being held for maintenance.  
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