On this page you will find details of the Council's finances including Budget and Audit information, Notices of Audit and any other pertinent information.

Annual Accounting Statements 2021/22

Each year the Town Council's finances have to be reviewed by both an Internal Auditor (appointed by the Town Council) and an External Auditor (appointed by Smaller Authorities' Audit Appointments Ltd) - in 2021/22 this work will be carried out by Thomas Westcott and PKF Littlejohn.

The Internal Audit has now been carried out and approved by the Town Council on 27 June 2022.  The Town Council's Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for 2021/22 has now been submitted to PKF Littlejohn to carry out its External Audit.  The AGAR and Notice can be viewed below:


PKF Littlejohn have completed the External Audit.  The AGAR and Notice can be view below:

If you have any queries about the current year's accounts, please contact the Town Clerk.

Submissions from previous years are further down this page in the section titled Annual Returns.



In order to achieve openness and transparency, and to enable residents to see what the Council spends its money on, details of payments can be found here.

Details of previous years' payments can be obtained by contacting the Council Offices.

December 2022

Payments List


Each autumn the Town Council discusses how much money it will need to operate for the forthcoming year.  Below you will find the budget information for both the current and next financial years.

The majority of the Council's income comes from the Precept which is a proportion of the Council Tax.  Please click on this link for a simple breakdown on the main sources of the Council's income and on what the Council spent its money in 2020/21.  A more detailed report for 2020/21 can be viewed here.

Click here for an explanation on what your Council Tax pays for.

Budget for Year Ending 31 March 2023

Summary Sheet
Budgets for each Committee

Budget for Year Ending 31 March 2024

Figures will appear here once approved by the Town Council (December 2022)

Grants and Donations

Each year the Town Council sets aside an amount of money to enable it to make Grants to local organisations which benefit the residents of the town.  In 2021/22 this amount is £15000.  

If you think your organisation may benefit from a Grant, we would ask that you read the Terms and Conditions which provides all the information you will need to provide with your application.


During 2021/22 the Town Council helped the following Organisations:


  • Budleigh in Bloom
  • Budleigh Salterton Covid-19 Support
  • Exmouth & District Community Transport Group
  • Fairlynch Museum 
  • Lions Club of Budleigh Salterton
  • Knowle Village Hall