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Council budget

We aim to deliver the best possible services within the resources available and, as a public body spending taxpayers' money, we work hard to ensure that the Council gets value for money from its spending. 

In 2016-17 we propose to spend a total of £86.658m on providing day to day services for the local community. This spending will be funded by £80.304m of income raised through grants, rents, interest, fees, charges and other sources resulting in a council tax requirement of £6.354m.
The budget that has been set requires an increase in the council tax level of 1.75%. 

Council Efficiency Plan

The Council has an established Policy Options Framework in place to deal with the financial challenges that it faces over the medium term.  A summary of this approach is provided in the Council Efficiency Plan.

Inspection of Accounts 2015-16

Publication of Accounts 2014-15

Statement of Accounts

The Statement of Accounts shows our financial performance and financial position for the year. These accounts have been prepared in accordance with the regulations that govern our financial affairs and demonstrate the council's stewardship of public funds.

Anti-Fraud and Corruption

We are committed to protecting public money and have set out an Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy that explains how we will do this.


We are committed to transparency in all our dealings, including how and where taxpayers’ money is spent.