Close Storm Dennis

If you notice any structural damage to buildings due to the high winds from the wintry weather, then call us on 0303 123 1702. If there is a danger to life call 999. Damage to power cables should be reported to Electricity North West by calling 105. Keep up to date with the latest weather situation via the Met Office, and any flooding issues via the Environment Agency.  


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 with the available funding envelope. The Council's latest budget, Efficiency Plan and budget strategy can be downloaded below:

Public Contracts Regulations Act 2015 - Disclosure 2018-19

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 i.e. ‘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 Council 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

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.