This Best Practice Guide is for town and parish councillors who must review and approve their council's budget and precept. It may also be of interest to residents who wish to understand what questions and matters should be considered by their councillors.

  • The guide is a series of practical questions that all councillors should consider when reviewing their council's budget and proposed precept
  • Each question is followed by related matters and potential consequences to help councillors raise matters that are relevant


Article Contents - Click on a link below

What is a budget?

The process

Can I make an informed decision?

Is it reasonable?

The alternatives and options


This guide is indicative and is not definitive as the scale and choice of operations may and will vary from council to council.

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