Accessibility Regulations –  Where items are provided as scanned pdfs  these can also be provided in an alternative format or on alternative media on request.

Annual Return

The Council prepares accounts each year for the 12 months to 31 March. The format of the accounts is decided by Central Government and set out in the Annual Return.  The Annual Return is audited each year by an independent external auditor.

Annual Report, 2014-15

Annual Return 2014/15 and Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Notice of Conclusion of Audit – year ended 31.3.16

Annual Return – year ended 31.3.16

Annual return 2016-2017

Notice of conclusion of Audit 2016-2017

Notice of conclusion of audit and Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2018

Notice of conclusion of audit and Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2019

Notice of conclusion of audit and Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2020

Annual Investment Strategy & Reserves Policy

Annual Investment Strategy 2021-22

Reserves Policy

Town Council Budget

The Town Council decides the budget before the start of each financial year. From time to time the Council makes changes to the budget to respond flexibly to community needs.

Dover Town Council Latest budget 2021/22


Town Council Expenditure

The Town Council considers and approves all payments made at its regular meetings.

Council Expenditure, June 2021

Council Expenditure, May 2021

Council Expenditure, April 2021

Council Expenditure, Mar 2021

Council Expenditure, Feb 2021

Council Expenditure, Jan 2021

Council Expenditure, Dec 2020

Council Expenditure, Nov 2020

Council Expenditure, Oct 2020

Council Expenditure, Sept 2020

Council Expenditure, August 2020 pt1, August 2020 pt2, August 2020 pt3 and August 2020 pt4

Council Expenditure, July 2020

Council Expenditure, June 2020

Council Expenditure, May 2020

Council Expenditure, April 2020 part 1 and Council Expenditure, April 2020 part 2

Council Expenditure, March 2020

Council Expenditure, February 2020

Council Expenditure, January 2020

Council Expenditure, December 2019

Council Expenditure, November 2019

Council Expenditure, October 2019

Council Expenditure, September 2019

Council Expenditure, August 2019

Council Expenditure, July 2019

Council Expenditure, June 2019

Council Expenditure, May 2019

Council Expenditure, April 2019

Council Expenditure, March 2019

Council Expenditure, February 2019

Council Expenditure, January 2019

Council Expenditure, December 2018

Council Expenditure, November 2018

Council Expenditure, October 2018

Council Expenditure, September 2018

Council Expenditure, August 2018

Council Expenditure, July 2018

Council Expenditure, June 2018

Council Expenditure, May 2018

Council Expenditure, April 2018

Basic Allowances & Travel Payments

Almost all work done by Town Councillors is expected to be voluntary. The Council makes a payment called Parish Basic Allowance to Councillors to recognise the time spent on duties and for expenses such as travel within Dover. The Council considers reports from an Independent Panel set up to make recommendations on the appropriate level of Allowance in East Kent.  Councillors can claim travel and subsistence for duties outside Dover Town at the same rates as apply to Dover District Councillors.

Parish Basic Allowance – Statutory Public Notice

Quadrennial Review of Town and Parish Council Member’s Allowances – February 2021

Payments to Councillors, 2020-21

Payments to Councillors, 2019-20

Payments to Councillors, 2018-19

How we buy Goods and Services

Interested in doing business with the Council? We buy goods and services in an open and transparent way. Find out more about how we buy good and services.

Financial Regulations

The Town Council manages its financial administration according to its Financial Regulations.  Some regulations are required by law and others represent current best practice. The Town Council reviews the Financial Regulations each year and makes necessary changes.

Financial Regulations 2020

The Practitioners Guide 2021 (Governance and Accountability)

Public Rights

The Council has a legal duty to issue and make public certain statutory notices relating to financial matters during the year.



Transparency Code

Town Council Expenditure is shown above.

Town Council Tenders are shown on How We Buy Goods and Services.

More information about the council and its activities can be found in the following documents: