Council spending and finances

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 pages.

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 information.


Statement of Accounts


Annual Audit Letters

Capital Programme

Revenue Budget

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: