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 2021-22 (.pdf)
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
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 2019 Statement of Account year ended 31 March 2020 , Statement of Account year ended 31st March 2021. The Council’s external auditor PKF-Littlejohn LLP, completed the the annual audit in 28 August 2020
The Town Council procures Goods and Services in accordance with its Financial Regulations. Please refer to the policies section of this webiste.
Each year Devizes Town Council produces an Annual report which summarises the Council’s activities and financial position for the last financial year.
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.