Financial Management

Spending per head analysis 2019/20

The following table illustrates the expenditure and funding per head of population.

Spending & Core Resources per head of population £
Net Spend 99.82
Funded by:  
Non-Domestic Rates 29.22
Collection Fund adjustments 4.98
Council Tax 65.62

Statement of Accounts

Every council is required by law to publish an annual Statement of Accounts. The Statement of Accounts contains our final accounts for the year and gives financial information on all the services provided by the council during the year as well as our financial position at the year-end. 

If you would like a copy of the document please contact Clare Fletcher on 01438 242933 or e-mail

Annual financial report summary

The Annual Financial Report provides details of the Councils' current financial position and it's performance during 2008/09. It also shows what is spent on council services and how this expenditure is funded by providing extracts from the Statement of Accounts.

Annual audit letter

The Annual Audit letter is an impartial and objective report by the Audit Commission on how the Council is performing and conducting its business. It is widely distributed to the public, members and internally within the Council and is an important means by which the public may learn about the Council's stewardship of public funds.

It therefore has significant implications for Stevenage Borough Council. The letter summarises the more important matters arising from the Audit and also comments on other current issues.

If you would like a copy of the document please contact Matt Partridge on 01438 242456 or e-mail

Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS)

The Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy 2018-19. This document provides a guide to the Council's finances and gives information for the period commencing with the financial years 2018 - 2023.

Budget Book

Treasury Management Strategy

Capital Strategy

This document sets out the Council's proposals for the 17/18 Capital forward plan and 5 year Capital Strategy. A revised Asset Management Strategy was approved in March 2011, which will influence the direction of future capital strategies. 

Risk Management Strategy

The Council will ensure that risk identification, assessment and management is a routine part of decision-making, in much the same way that consideration is given to budget availability or staffing resource.

Whistleblowing policy