Financial statements and strategies

Information on our Statement of Accounts, budget book, our investments and our financial strategies.

Statement of the conclusion of audit of our accounts

The audit of the accounts of the council for the year ended 31 March 2018 was certified closed on 30 July 2018.

The 2017/18 audited Statement of Accounts includes the Narrative Statement, Auditor's Opinion and Certificate, and Annual Governance Statement (AGS).

View our audited statement of accounts for 2017-18

pdf icon 2017/18 audited Statement of Accounts [1Mb]

You can inspect the Statement of Accounts and auditor's reports at the council offices between 9.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. You are allowed to do this under section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

In addition, you can ask  for a copy of the Statement of Accounts and auditor's reports. We charge £5 for this service.

Contact Peter Timmins (Interim Chief Financial Officer) (01252 398440) or email for further details or to arrange a visit.

Statement of Accounts for earlier years (audited)

pdf icon 2016/17 audited Statement of Accounts [1Mb]

pdf icon 2015/16 audited Statement of Accounts [1Mb]

pdf icon Statement of Accounts 2014-15 [24Mb]

pdf icon Statement of Accounts 2013-14 [26Mb]

pdf icon Statement of Accounts 2012-2013 [24Mb]

pdf icon Statement of Accounts 2011-2012 [1Mb]

pdf icon Statement of accounts 2010-2011 [1Mb]

Budget book

The budget book is a financial statement of our policies and objectives for the forthcoming year. It provides detailed proposals on the 'General fund revenue budget and capital programme' and makes recommendations on the council tax level.

pdf icon Budget Book for Full Council February 2018 [1Mb]- Details of the controllable costs of each cost centre, along with a description of what each cost centre does

pdf icon Annex 1 - Revenue Budget, Capital Programme and Council Tax [156kb] - Details of our strategy and approach, as well as recommendations on the setting of the 2018/19 budget and council tax levels

Previous budget books

pdf icon Budget book 2017/18 [1Mb]

pdf icon Budget book 2016/17 [1Mb]

pdf icon Full Budget Book 2015/16 [4Mb]

pdf icon Full Budget Book 2014/15 [16Mb]

pdf icon Full Budget Book 2013/14 [4Mb]

Annual treasury management strategy 2018-2019 and Prudential Indicators for capital finance

This covers our current investment portfolio position, prospects for 2018-2019, our annual investment strategy and specified and non-specified investments.

pdf icon Annual Treasury Management Strategy 201819 and Prudential Indicators for Capital Finance [527kb]

Efficiency plan 2016/17 to 2019/20

On 10 March 2016, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government wrote to us, setting out the conditions for the offer of a multi-year settlement. To allow us to take up this offer, we are required to produce an efficiency plan, which is locally-owned and driven. Our plan is set out below:

pdf icon Efficiency plan 2016/17 to 2019/20 [265kb]

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