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Budgeting for Clerks and Officers

Thursday, 10 October '24   10am – 12pm BST
Online via Zoom
13 spaces available

This is an online event.

Joining instructions will be provided after booking.


This informal course is intended to give finance officers the knowledge to propose a clear evidence based budget to members.

If your larger council uses accounting software for budgeting, we will have part of the group looking at how to make the software work for you while those from smaller councils looking at how best to get an overall picture using spreadsheets.

Topics include zero base and incremental budgeting, medium and long term capital planning, earmarking, spotting the gaps, assessing contingencies as well as trouble shooting past problems and sharing ideas and suggestions.

We will also look at available best practice via the Transparency Code.

Suitable Audience
Finance officers and clerks. We recommend that finance officers attend this session in advance of the budget setting season.

By the end of the ‘Budgeting for Clerks and Officers you will:

  • Be able to present the planned budget to members
  • Be able to support your proposal through to precept
  • Have a usable working approach for the coming year


Please have a copy of your last year budget and accounts to hand.

Please join from a PC, laptop or tablet rather than a mobile phone. This is to ensure you can see the screen properly.

An email will be sent to all delegates providing the joining link details for this session 6 hours before the course. Please ensure you have receipt of this within normal business hours on the day of the event, or contact the Hampshire ALC Team at before 4.00pm to avoid any disruption to your accessibility of the session.


Berkshire ALC Member

Online event information

Online via Zoom