Finance & Budgets

Welcome to the Council Finance and Budgets page. This page contains information about the Town Council’s finances, including Budgets, Annual Returns and Accounts.button1
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Buckingham Town Council is predominantly funded by a precept that is collected from the town’s council taxpayers, via the District Council. The Town Council receives some minimal income from the town markets and cemetery, as well as some sponsorship activities, such as floral baskets and roundabouts. The Town Council receives no funding from business rates, and no funding from central government direct. The Council does apply for grants for specific projects when appropriate. Below you will find various documents relating to the Town Council’s finances.


In order for the Town Council to operate during the coming financial year, the Council must set a Budget for the costs it expects to incur.


Annual Returns

The Annual Return is the statement of Accounts at the end of the Town Council’s financial year. This is a legal document that is submitted to and signed off by the Town Council’s External Auditor.

Annual Return 2015/16

Annual Reports

Each year the Town Council must hold an Annual Electors Meeting. This is a chance for members of the public to find out what the Town Council has been doing over the previous year and its intentions for the following year. The Annual Report is a summary of the work completed by the Council.


Each year the Town Council supports a number of local organisations with grants to aid them in providing facilities and services for the people of the town. This year the Town Council gave grants totalling £11,900 to projects and activities beneficial to the people of Buckingham.

For grants awarded during the past year, click here.

For Information on how to apply for a grant, please see our Grants page.

Notice of Accounts Asset Register Contracts List
Financial Regulations Financial Risk Assessment Members Allowances
Pay Multiple Risk Management Policy April expenditure over £500
May expenditure over £500 July expenditure over £500 August expenditure over £500
September expenditure over £500 October expenditure over £500 November expenditure over £500
December expenditure over £500 January expenditure over £500  February – Monthly Expenditure
Councillor Allowances