What We Spend and How We Spend It

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Each year we have to produce a set of accounts just like any other organisation. The formal document is the Statement of Accounts which sets out the financial aspects of our activities and draws attention to the main characteristics of our financial position. A Summary of Accounts is also available to help you get a better understanding of our finances.

Grant Thornton UK LLP were appointed as auditors to the Council with effect from November 2012, replacing the Audit Commission.

Financial strategy and budget

2020-2023 Financial Strategy

2019-2022 Financial Strategy  Budget book

2018-2021 Financial Stategy  Budget book

2017-2020 Financial Strategy  Budget book  Efficiency Plan

2016-2019 Financial Strategy  Budget book  Efficiency Plan

2015-2018 Financial Strategy  Budget book

2014-2017 Financial Strategy  Budget book

2013-2016 Financial Strategy  Budget book

The capital programme features in the full Financial Strategy

Annual variance reports appear in the Financial Strategy.

Quarterly variance reports appear within the agenda for the relevant Cabinet meetings.

Approval Process

The Accounts are currently audited by Grant Thornton UK LLP. The audit must be completed and the Accounts published by the 30th September.

Basis of Accounts

The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the preparation of the Statement of Accounts in accordance with the Code of Practice of Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom.

Treasury Management Strategy Statement

Treasury Management Strategy Statement 2016-17 (3MB)