Budgets are a tool to assist us in planning the financial layout for a defined period, and thus can help us in the important annual task of Precept setting.  This can be a daunting prospect if you have never done one, but at the end of the this short webinar you should feel confident in starting the process with your council.

You will learn:

  • ​​Rules on precept setting vs budget setting
  • Why set a budget?
  • What goes into a budget?
  • Getting started
  • Management/review/forecasting


Tuesday 15 November, 2:00pm – 3:00pm


The cost for this webinar is:
SLCC Members – £30 + VAT
Non-Members – £35 + VAT

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Joining instructions will be sent to you 3 weeks before the event and your invoice will be sent before the event. We advise that, on receipt of the joining instructions, you are liable for any fees incurred in order to attend the event.

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About the Trainer

Recently promoted to Town Clerk and RFO at Banbury, with 26 staff and a budget of £2m. Mark Hassall joined the Town Council 15 years ago from the private sector, previously working for as a management accountant fulfilling roles in budgeting and financial planning for Barclays, Coca Cola and National Power.  Prior to this Mark completed his degree in Psychology and Management at Preston, having previously worked within social care in Kent following a move from my home town of Stroud in Gloucestershire.  Mark is currently completing a Masters in Public Leadership and Management.

Mark Hassall (trainer photo)

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