I am preparing a my own proposed budget as am very dissatisfied with the one prepared by the clerk. I intend to put my version to the council for comments. The one prepared by the clerk lumps together several things I would like to see broken down. Our small 1 person office has a budget of £6000, but this is because that included equipment, phone, broadband as well as normal office supplies. The Clerks regeneration budget includes community services, so it looks like we spend a lot on regeneration but in fact we spend very little.
I need some help - should the figures (actual and proposed budget) include VAT? We have no income at the moment, other than the annually reclaimed VAT. To me it seems logical to use figures without VAT as we will get it all back but this may not b the correct way of doing things.
Advice appreciated. Than you.