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Garden waste collections

The council and our waste collection partners Allerdale Waste Services would like to apologise for the issues which have affected some properties' garden waste collections over the last couple of weeks. The issues have been caused by self-isolation and other staff absences. 

The advice for households who've not had their collection this week is to take bins back in and present them on their next scheduled garden waste collection day.

Households are advised to continue checking our website and social media accounts for the latest information on collections.


England has moved into Step 4 from 19 July 2021

• See the latest news and get more information regarding coronavirus (Covid-19) and our services.

• Help and advice for affected businesses, charities and other organisations.

• Advice for individuals including the Test and Trace Support payment to help those self-isolating.

• Our customer contact centres have reopened to public on an appointment-only basis. However, please use our online forms, webchat, app and phone number to contact us where possible. Contact us link includes details on how to book an appointment. 

Budget and spending

The Budget

The council has a statutory responsibility to set a balanced budget for each financial year. Broadly, this means that the council’s expenditure on services must be contained within the available funding envelope. The council's latest budget, efficiency plan and budget strategy can be downloaded below.

Revenue and Capital Budget 2020/21

Public Contracts Regulations Act 2015

Public Contracts Regulations Act 2015 – Regulation 113

Regulation 113 of the Public Contract Regulation Act 2015 (the Regulations) requires all contracting authorities to pay valid and undisputed invoices within 30 days.

When valid and undisputed invoice payments are not paid within this 30 day period Late Payment Legislation enables suppliers to claim statutory interest for payments made more than 30 days after receipt of the invoice.

Regulation 113(7) of the Regulations requires contracting authorities to publish on the internet each year the following information showing, for the preceding financial year, how far the contracting authority has actually complied with its obligations under regulation 113 to make payments within 30 days: 

  • Percentage of the total number of valid & undisputed invoices paid within 30 days
  • The amount of interest paid to suppliers due to late payment due to a breach of the requirement in regulation 113
  • the total amount of interest (statutory or otherwise) that the authority was liable to pay, i.e. whether or not paid, whether, due to a breach of the Regulations 

The following table demonstrates the Council’s performance against this requirement for 2019/20 together with comparative information for the three preceding years:

Finance performance
YearPercentage of the total number of valid & undisputed invoices paid within 30 daysAmount of interest paid to suppliers due to late paymentTotal amount of interest (statutory or otherwise) the authority was liable to pay ie whether or not paid, due to a breach of the Regulations

Pay Policy Statement

The Pay Policy Statement sets out the council’s approach to pay policy in accordance with the requirements of Section 38 of the Localism Act 2011.

The purpose of the statement is to provide transparency with regard to the council’s approach to setting the pay of its employees by identifying;

  • The methods by which salaries of all employees are determined
  • The detail and level of remuneration of its most senior staff ie ‘chief officers’, as defined by the relevant legislation;

The Chief Officer’s Employment Panel and the Chief Executive (as the head of paid service) are responsible for ensuring the provisions set out in this statement are applied consistently throughout the vouncil and recommending any amendments to the council.

Download the Pay Policy Statement 2016/17

Download the Pay Policy Statement 2017/18

Download the Pay Policy Statement 2018/19

Download the Pay Policy Statement 2019/20

Download the Pay Policy Statement 2020/21

You can also find our latest Gender Pay Gap figures .

Senior officer salaries

Details of salaries of senior officers can be found in the Statement of Accounts .

Council spending

Monthly details of all spending by the council, including on procurement cards, can be found on our spending web page .