Finances: Overview

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.

Devizes Town Council August/Sept 2019 payments

Devizes Town Council October 2019 payments 

Devizes Town Council November 2019 payments 

Devizes Town Council December 2019 payments

Devizes Town Council January 2020 payments 

Devizes Town Council Feb-May 2020 payments

Devizes Town Council June-Aug 2020 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 2019

Statement of Account year ended 31 March 2020

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.

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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.  The following document was distributed to the residents of Devizes in August 2019.

Annual Report 2018/19

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.