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We are required by law to publish our annual Statement of Accounts.

Spending per head analysis 2019/20

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

Spending and 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.

The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020 has not yet been completed by our external auditors, EY LLP, due to incomplete audit testing. This situation is allowed for by Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.

Therefore, this notification explains, as per paragraph (2a), that we are not yet able to publish our audited 2019/20 final statement of accounts in line with deadline of 30 November 2020, as per paragraph (1). The audit committee will consider the results of the 2019/20 audit at its meeting on 21 January 2021, after which we will publish the final audited accounts.








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

Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) and Capital Strategy

The Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy and Capital Strategy are reviewed annually. This document provides a guide to the Council's finances and gives information for the next five years.

You can find the latest version in our report to Executive.

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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