What we spend and how we spend it

Here you will find the council's financial information, much of which is published under the Transparency Code.

Please note that anything with significant financial implications for the council will be subject to a decision by members and, where possible, discussed in public.

​Definition document heading ​Our explanation
​Financial statements, budgets and variance reports

Information can be found under Council budgets and spending.

Further information is available under Council Tax.

Committee papers relating to decision making and scrutiny are available on Councillors and Committees web pages

​Council Tax information  ​Council Tax Information Leaflet - Relevant information can be found under: Council Tax
​Capital programme​This information can be found under Council Budgets and spending.
​Spending reviews

​Budget information can be found under Council Budgets and spending.

Further information is available under: Transparency.

​Financial audit reports​This information can be found in the Audit Committee papers available via the Councillors and Committees web pages
​The members' allowances scheme and the allowances paid under it to councillors each year 

​Details are provided in  the  Constitution (Part 6).

Details of payments made to Councillors can be found under: Councillors and Committees web pages

​Staff allowances and expenses​Details are provided under: Transparency.
​Pay grading and structure

​Details about Senior Officer pay are included under: Transparency.

Copies of the council's pay policy and pay scales can be obtained from the same page.

​Election expenses (returns or declarations and accompanying documents relating to election expenses sent to the council).​ Not applicable to the county council.
​Procurement procedures​Information can be found under: Procurement
​Details of contracts currently being tendered​Information can be found on the Contracts Finder website
​List of contracts awarded and their value​Our contracts database can  be found under Contracts and Tenders.
​Payment to suppliers exceeding £500  ​Information can be found under Transparency.
​District auditor's report​The report is published in the Statement of Accounts.
​Financial statements for projects and events​Financial details relating to significant projects and/or events will be reported to Cabinet and/or Overview and Scrutiny Panels (particularly in ‘Financial Monitoring’ or ‘Revenue and Capital Budget’ reports).
​Internal financial regulations​Information can be found in the Constitution
​Funding for partnership arrangements​Relevant information is available in the council's budget documents, further information is available in the monitoring reports presented to cabinet (see Councillors and Committees web pages


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