Spending and budgets

As a Council we want to keep you fully informed about how we spend your money in providing local services.

We publish details of spending over £250 on a monthly basis (xlsx, 81kb) and annual basis (xlsx, 187kb).

We also publish our procurement card spending on a monthly basis (xlsx, 41kb) and annual basis (xlsx, 100kb).

The Council’s Medium Term Financial Position is updated to the Finance and Management committee in August, November, March and July as part of the quarterly revenue out-turn, and a full review is reported in October and February to the same committee.

You can view our Draft Statement of Accounts (pdf, 1.7mb)containing information on the income and expenditure of our services for the 2019/20 financial year. The accounts are available for inspection from 28 August to 9 October. More information here: Inspection of accounts 2019/20 (pdf, 72kb).

Ernst and Young LLP have been appointed to audit our accounts from 2018/19 to 2022/23. This is a statutory appointment made following a national procurement exercise.

The Council produce a Capital Strategy (docx, 268kb) which demonstrates how capital expenditure decisions are taken in line with service objectives and how the Council properly take account of stewardship, value for money, prudence, sustainability and affordability.