Finance & Budgets

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.

⇒ Budget

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 Return 2016/17


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.

Finance Documents

Notice of Accounts 15/16 Notice of Accounts 16/17 Contracts List
Financial Regulations Financial Risk Assessment Members Allowances
Pay Multiple Risk Management Policy Councillor Allowances
Asset Register  Annual Investment Strategy   Notice of Public Rights

Expenditure over £500

May 16 expenditure over £500 June 16 expenditure over £500 July 16 expenditure over £500
August 16 expenditure over £500 September 16 expenditure over £500 October 16 expenditure over £500
November 16 expenditure over £500 December 16 expenditure over £500 January 17 expenditure over £500
February 17 expenditure over £500 April 17 expenditure over £500 May 17 expenditure over £500
June 17 expenditure over £500 July 17 expenditure over £500  August 17 expenditure over £500
September 17 expenditure over £500