The Local Government Transparency Code 2015 (the code) came into effect on 1 April 2015. The code is issued by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in exercise of powers under section 2 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980, and replaces any previous codes issued in relation to authorities in England under those powers.
The code does not replace or supersede the existing framework for access to and re-use of public sector information provided by the:
- Freedom of Information Act 2000 (as amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012)
- Environmental Information Regulations 2004
- Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005
- Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community regulations 2009
- Sections 25 and 26 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 which provides rights for persons to inspect a local authority's accounting records and supporting documentation, and to make copies of them.
Brackley Town Council meets the definition of a local authority covered by the requirements of the code, defined as 'a parish council which has gross annual income or expenditure (whichever is higher) exceeding £200,000'.
The Pay Multiple for Brackley Town Council is 2.1
There is 1 officer employed by Brackley Town Council whose taxable salary is in excess of £50,000.
The Precept is that element of your Council Tax which is paid to Brackley Town Council, and varies accoding to your Council Tax band. The amount paid the Brackley Town Council in the current financial year (2021-2022) is £149.45 for a Band 'D' property.
Every year, the Town Council draws up budgets and calculates how much money it needs for the next Financial Year. These budgets are finalised at the January Full Council meeting and then submitted to West Northamptonshire Council (WNC).
WNC co-ordinates the other demands from Police, Fire & Rescue and its own requirement and works out the amount to be paid by each household from 1st April each year.
Brackley Town Council's budget for the 2021/22 Financial Year.
Budget 2021/2022 (PDF, 233 Kb)
Brackley Town Council's agreed budget
Financial Regulations Adopted 7 June 2021 (MS Word, 891 Kb)
Grant Applications (Community Groups)
The Council accepts Grant Applications from organisations either based, or providing services, in Brackley, for the benefit of the community. Please use the grant application form.
Grant Application Form (Word Document, 60 Kb)
BTC Application form for Community Groups
St. James' Lake, Hinton Road