Inspection of accounts
Expenditure over £500
The transparency code for local councils means we must make public any expenditure over £500. Our transactions can be accessed here:
Local Councils in England with an annual turnover of £1 million or less must complete an annual return summarising their annual activities at the end of each financial year. You can see our last five year's returns here:
Internal Audit Reports
Each year Marlborough Town Council agrees its budget for the forthcoming year and sets the precept. This is to cover any shortfall in the budget the Council needs for the next financial year and is based on planned income (funds from investments, rental income etc) and expenditure (capital projects planned, running of services etc). The difference is the amount it needs to raise locally from Council Tax payers - the Precept. Wiltshire Council collects this on behalf of the Town Council and it is paid in two instalments during the financial year. The Town Council tries to ensure that the tax burden on local people is reduced by seeking external funding for projects where it can.
In 2016 we produced a booklet to provide further information - click here