Understanding: Finance for Councillors

Understanding: Finance for Councillors

This online workshop explores the basic requirements and core elements of Council Financial Management as required by regulation and good practice.

 It will benefit new and seasoned Councillors as an introduction, or refresher on up to date practices.

Event date Tue 11 May 2021 16:30
Event Ends Tue 11 May 2021 18:00
Registered 10
Available places 4
Registration closes Tue 11 May 2021 8:00
Notes Members £25
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Understanding your council

Registration is now closed

4.15 pm

Zoom Meeting Room

will be opened.

4.30 pm - 6.00 pm

Specifically, we explore:

  • Sources of Information available to you
  • The law and decision making
  • Who does what / roles and responsibilities
  • Financial Regulations
  • Having a vision - setting objectives – devising a plan
  • Setting a budget / what to consider
  • The Precept – your local tax
  • The importance of delivery and PR!


1 CPD Points

Record of attendance at training events is required when applying for the Local Council Awards Scheme


£25.00 per delegate for Member Councils

Members will will receive a £15 discount when registering for a third event in the 'Understanding Your Council' series.
(3 sessions for £60.00 total)

Non-member fee £50.00

Help with Delegate’s Fees

WALC will subsidise member councils

Help with Delegate’s Fees WALC will subsidise member councils

  • Members with a budgeted income up to £15,000 will get half price for all delegates
  • Members with a budgeted income between £15,001 & £30,000 can send two for the price of one
  • Members with a budgeted income between £30,001 & £50,000 can send three for the price of two
  • Members with a budgeted income over £50,000 can send five for the price of four
Unfortunately the website cannot currently handle the free places, so if you qualify please email events@walc.org.uk and we will amend any relevant invoices.



Any delegate cancellations

must be received in writing 5 days before the event for a full refund of the fee. Substitute delegate(s) may be named at any time up to the event.

Terms and Conditions of Registration

Please read

Full terms and conditions of registration

To attend this session

you will need

A Zoom account (a free account is fine). please ensure you register for the event in the usual way using the same email address you use for your Zoom account.

A suitable device for attending the session with a speaker, camera and microphone; laptops and tablets are ideal.

Kim Bedford

Experienced Tutor

Kim has over 10 years’ experience in the local council sector, initially as a council clerk, then as a councillor and County Officer for Gloucestershire, where she developed and instigated advice and training for councillors and clerks.

Seeing numerous changes, she has incorporated many new ideas and details into her courses to enable her attendees to ‘hit the ground running’ with enthusiasm and knowledge.

Warwickshire & West Midlands Association of Local Councils