Budgets and Spending

Our Efficiency Plan

We have produced an Efficiency Plan, which sets out how we're going to maintain a sustainable position over the next four years. We also have information on the financial challenges we face.

Statement of Accounts

Our Statement of Accounts provides financial information so that you can:

  • Understand our overall financial position
  • Have confidence that public money has been used and accounted for appropriately
  • Be reassured that our financial position is sound and secure

Our financial strategy

Our Financial Strategy provides the broad framework for financial planning. It's aim is to make sure we balance our budget over the medium term planning period whilst ensuring resources are applied in an effective, efficient and economical way to achieve our Strategic Plan

Governance and risk management

We have a moral and statutory duty to take all reasonable actions to safeguard our employees, assets and the public and make sure that we are not financially or operationally disrupted. This comes under the heading of governance and risk management.

Fraud, corruption and whistleblowing

We have policies and practices to help us tackle any type of fraud, theft of our property and acts of dishonesty.

How much do we spend?

We publish details of all spending made to our suppliers.

Our budget process

Find out how our budget process works throughout the year.

Treasury Management

Treasury Management looks after the management of our debts, investments, cashflow and banking arrangements. 

Fees and Charges

Our Fees and Charges Policy sets out the framework for how we agree and review any charges we make.

Annual Audit

Each year, as part of the Local Audit Framework, an Annual Audit Letter is produced.

Internal Audit

Our Internal Audit Unit provides an independent appraisal of our system of internal controls. This is something we are legally required to have. 

Our insurance provider

Information on who provides us with our insurance.