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Services and Community
Terms of Reference
CIL is a levy that Local Authorities can choose to charge on new developments in their area. The money should be used to support development by funding infrastructure that the Council, local community and neighbourhoods wants.
Parish/Town Councils will receive 15% of the CIL charge on each development in their area however because Highworth Town Council has an adopted Neighbourhood Plan it receives 25% of the CIL charge. The CIL income is paid to Parish Councils to be spent by the Parish Councils on offsetting the impacts of development in the area. The report showing CIL payments spent within the year are shown below. If you wish to apply for CIL funds you must make your application using the Grant Form. For further information please contact the Town Clerk.
The Council is subject to an internal audit twice a year. The Annual Accounting Statement is audited externally annually, the statement summarises the income and expenditure for the year and includes the internal audit reports. This is a statutory provision of Section 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.
- Notice of Public Rights and Publication of unaudited AGAR 31 March 2023
- Notice of the audit and right to inspect the AGAR 31 March 2022
- Notice of Public Rights and Publication of unaudited AGAR 31 March 2022
- Notice of Public Rights and Publication of unaudited AGAR 31 March 2021
- Notice of Public Rights and Publication of unaudited AGAR 31 March 2020
- Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2023
- Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2022
- Limited Assurance Review 2022
- Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2021
- Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2020
- Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2019 & AGAR
- Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2018
- Annual Governance Statement 2019/2020
- Annual Governance statement 2018/2019
Budgets AND PRECEPT
The preparation of an annual budget is one of the key statutory tasks undertaken by the Council and requires the draft budgets for the forthcoming financial year to be prepared and put before the General Purpose & Finance Meeting.
The budget results in the Council setting the Precept for the year, it allows for review of the current years budget and spending, it assess levels of anticipated income and provides for contingencies and the need for reserves
The Precept is the local council tax requirement required from local electors to meet the Council’s budget. Every local Council has the power to levy a Precept each financial year as a “Local Precepting Authority”.
The council tax requirement is the difference between the Council’s estimated income and estimated expenditure for the year. See the breakdown shown below….
Precept breakdown 2023 / 2024
In terms of what this means to Highworth Residents is shown below:
|Council Tax Banding 2023/2024