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An Overview of Finances

Standing Orders & Financial Regulations

Devizes Town Council operates under a documents call Standing Orders and Financial Regulations which govern and guides the decisions made by the Council and its officers and ensures that robust, clear and accountable organisational frameworks are in place with a defined scheme of delegation. View Standing Order & Financial Regulations →

Council Tax & Budget

The Town Council begins its budget preparation and discussion thereof in August of the year preceding the setting of the budget for the relevant financial year. The budget will be formulated and agreed over the coming months and formalised at a meeting of the Full Council in December each year. The preparation of the budget will result in a precept requirement which is notified to the principal authority, Wiltshire Council, immediately after the meeting. The detail in respect of the Town Council  budgets are follows: Current Year DTC Budget 2022-2023.

Expenditure over £500

The Town Council has a requirement to detail any payments in excess of £500. The following however details all payments within a specific month. Click the link below to open the payment schedule

Devizes Town Council January/February 2022 payments

Devizes Town Council February/March 2022 payments

Devizes Town Council March/May 2022 payments

Devizes Town Council May/July 2022 payments

Devizes Town Council July/August 2022 payments

Devizes Town Council August/September 2022 payments

Devizes Town Council September/November 2022 payments

Devizes Town Council November/December 2022 payments

Financial Statements (Accounts)

The Town Council produces detailed Financial Statements on an annual basis.  These are approved at a meeting of the Full Council and used as a basis for the Annual Return submitted to the Council’s external auditors. Statement of Account year ended 31 March 2019Statement of Account year ended 31 March 2020 , Statement of Account year ended 31st March 2021, Statement of Account year ended  31st March 2022. The Council’s external auditor PKF-Littlejohn LLP, completed the  the annual audit on 4th September 2021.

Interim External Audit Report and Certificate →

Procurement Information

The Town Council procures Goods and Services in accordance with its Financial Regulations.  Please refer to the policies section of this webiste.

Annual Report

Each year Devizes Town Council produces an Annual report which summarises the Council’s activities and financial position for the last financial year.

Annual Report 2018/2019

Annual Report 2019/2020

Annual Report 2020/2021

Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a  charge that Local Authorities in England can make on new developments to bridge the funding gap for infrastructure to support them. Community Infrastructure levy will shift the burden of funding from a few larger developments to most new developments. In addition, unlike a Section 106 charge, (CIL) funding does not need to be spent on infrastructure directly related to the development from which it has been collected. As a town with a Neighbourhood Plan, Devizes Town Council received 25% of CIL receipts from new developments in the parish.

Click here for information on CIL receipts received to date.