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Finance

  • Budget Information

    The Budget Book gives our estimates of expenditure and income for the services we provide and since 2014-15 incorporates our Medium Term Financial Strategy (MFTS). It also includes service statistics to put these figures into context and outlines our charges for services.

  • Fair Debt Recovery Policy

    The Council has a legal duty to recover all money that it is owed. We have a responsibility to collect all such sums as efficiently as possible and to take early action against those who fail to pay.

  • Expenditure exceeding £250

    We are committed to making it easier for you to see how we spend our money within the organisation and on external partners and suppliers. Set out below are monthly lists of all payments the Council has made over £250.

  • Councillors' allowances

    These reports detail all allowances given to the Members each year. The current scheme of Members' allowances is detailed in Section 6 of the Councils Constitution.

  • Statement of accounts

    These provide information on our income and expenditure over recent years and balances at the year-end points.

  • Audit reports and inspection letters

    The Statement of Accounts is audited each year by an external company appointed by the Audit Commission. Following completion of this audit, the company tell us the main points it finds in an Annual Governance Report. In addition, the auditors issue an annual audit letter summarising all their audit work for us.

  • Financial forecast and strategy

    The financial forecast sets out our spending plans for the next five years and their implications for Council Tax. Our forecasts since 2013-14 have been renamed Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) and have been included in the Budget Information section of the website.

  • Debt Recovery Team (General information)

    The Debt Recovery Team makes sure that money that is owed to the Council is paid, by issuing invoices. Invoices are issued for both private and commercial debts. They include regular invoices and one-off invoices.

  • Invoices - how to pay

    When paying an invoice you must always quote the invoice number, these are seven digits long and start with a 4, however most Housing Benefit invoices start with a 5.

  • Debt recovery action

    If the invoice remains unpaid after a final reminder has been sent we will take recovery action by using one or more of the following methods:

  • Treasury Management Policy

    These policies and strategies are made in accordance with the Guidance on Local Government Investments issued by the government on 12 March 2004.

  • Public contracts regulation data

    Information is published in line with the Late Payment directive and the Public Contracts Regulations data. This will show the number of invoices paid within 30 days, not paid within 30 days along with the amount of interest that could be payable due to late payment.

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