Your council tax helps to pay for the services provided at all levels of local government - county and town or parish councils, as well as the police and fire authorities.
Council Tax & Budget
The Town Council commences its budget preparation and discussion thereof in August of the year preceeding 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:
DTC Budget 2019-20 (.pdf format) Current Year
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.
The Council's external auditor PKF-Littlejohn LLP, completed the the annual audit in 7 November 2019 Click here for the External Audit Report and Certificate.
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. The following document was distributed to the residents of Devizes in August 2019.
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.