The Council has approved the budget which sets out its approach
to revenue budgeting, council tax and the capital programme
- read more on our business planning
The Council received the highest rating of 'excellent' for the
latest (2008) annual Audit Commission assessment on its use of
resources. This covers financial reporting, financial management,
financial standing, internal control and value for money.
We are also committed to transparency in all our financial
dealings. The following links set out all accounts and reports in
full, however for specific information about individual
transactions, salaries and members allowances, please see 'Transparency in the Council'.
The Finance Information Systems and Property Department is
responsible for setting standards and co-ordinating all financial
activities within the Council, supported by the Group Finance teams
within each Business Group.
Members of the public and local government electors have certain
rights in the audit process, please read publication of accounting records for more
Statement of Accounts
Annual Audit Letters
Standards and Poor's credit rating report
How we spent your money
Pension Fund Report and Accounts
The activities and accounts of the pension fund: