The Precept is that element of your Council Tax that is paid to Daventry Town Council.
Each year, the Council draws up budgets and calculates how much money it needs for the next Financial Year. These are then submitted to Daventry District Council.
For the Council Year 2021/2022
Over the last few years Daventry Town Council (DTC) have been working with Daventry District Council (DDC) to secure ownership, management, and maintenance at a local level of key assets and services, this concluded with the transfer of the Holy Cross Churchyard, Street Furniture, Street Lighting and Open Spaces from Daventry District Council to Daventry Town Council in June 2020. The Cost of these assets and services were previously included with the District Council's "Daventry Town Special Expenses" budget.
With the completion of the transfer of these assets and services, Daventry Town Council have reviewed their budget with the inclusion of the anticipated costs of £686,400 to provide the services that were formally levied by Daventry District Council as "Daventry Town Special Expenses", which has resulted in an increase in the budget from £690,197 in 2020/2021 to £1,472,437 for 2021/2022, the overall increase year on year being £782,240.
Precept and Budget details can be seen in the documents below
Additional details of Daventry Town Council's budget for the financial year 2021/22 are available from the office.
Prior Years Budget and Precept
Details of prior years Budget and Precept
Annual Governance and Accountability Returns
Daventry Town Council is required, in accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations, to complete an Annual Return setting out Accounting Statements and an Annual Governance Statement for each financial year. These statements and their supporting documentation are audited by the Council's Internal Auditor and an External Auditor.
The audit of accounts for Daventry Town Council for the year ended 31st March 2021 has been completed.
Notice of Conclusion of Audit for year ended 31st March 2021
The Notice of Conclusion of Audit for 2020/2021 is displayed together with sections 1-3 of the Annual Return.
Prior Annual Returns
Details of prior years Annual Governance and Accountability Returns.
Members Allowances and Expenses
Daventry Town Council has voted against awarding allowances to its members, but members are reimbursed expenditure incurred whilst on Council business.
The Mayor receives an annual allowance of £3000 to facilitate Mayoral/Civic duties.
Financial Risk Assesments
Risk is the threat that an event or action will adversely affect an organisations ability to achieve its objectives and to successfully execute its strategies. Risk management is the process by which risks are identified, evaluated and controlled. It is a key element of the framework of governance together with community focus, structures and processes, standards of conduct and service delivery arrangements.
This document has been produced to enable the Town Council to assess the risks that it faces and satisfy itself that it has taken adequate steps to minimise them. The Council is aware although some risks can never be eliminated fully, it has in place a strategy that provides a structured, systematic and focused approach to managing risk which:
- Identifies the key risks facing the Council
- Identifies what the risk may be
- Identifies the level of risk
- Evaluates the management and control of the risk and records findings
- Reviews, assesses and revises procedures if required.
Daventry Town Council work in partnership with key local organisations to support some key community services:
- Police - CCTV for crime prevention and community safety
- DACT - Daventry Town Dial-A-Ride
- Daventry District Council - Community Allotments
- Daventry Community Association - Community Building/Hall
Daventry Town Council also awards grants of up to £1000 to voluntary organisations established for the benefit of the Daventry community.
If you are a local voluntary organisation and would like more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into the town council offices and pick up an application form.
Further information on grants can be found on our Community Grants page.
Community Infrastructure Levy
Details of Community Infrastructure Levy received and or spent by Daventry Town Council.
Expenditure over £250
The Council is required by the Government's Transparency Code (2015) to publish on a quarterly basis the details of each individual item of expenditure that exceeds £500.
Daventry Town Council does not use a government procurement card.
The Council is required by the Government's Transparency Code (2015) to publish its Pay Multiple. This is the ratio of the taxable earnings for the given year (including base salary, variable pay, bonuses, allowances and cash value of an benefits-in-kind) of the highest paid officer in relation to the median taxable earnings of all staff.
The Pay Multiple for Daventry Town Council as at 31st March 2021 is 2:1
The Council is required under the Accounts and Audit Regulation 2015 to publish the following information with regard to senior salaries:
- The number of employees whose remuneration in that year was at least £50,000 in brackets of £5,000
- Details of remuneration and the job title of certain senior employees whose salary is at least £50,000
- Employees whose salaries are £150,000 or more must also be identified
In addition to this requirement, local authorities must place a link on their website to these published data sets or place the data itself on their website, together with a list of responsibilities (for example, the services and functions they are responsible for, budget held and number of staff) and details of bonuses and 'benefits-in-kind', for all employees whose salary exceeds £50,000.
Daventry Town Council has one post where remuneration is £50,000 per annum or greater, the post of the Chief Officer. The salary is within the LC4 benchmarking range (Spinal Columns points 50 to 53) as recommended by the National Association of Local Councils and the Society of Local Council Clerks and is based upon size of population, budget and level of services of the Council.
The Council has no employees whose salaries are over £150,000.
Daventry Town Council does not pay bonuses or benefits-in-kind to employees and operates a TOIL (time off in lieu) system.