Budget and spending
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 2021/22
Revenue and capital budget 2020/21 - appendices
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:
|Year||Percentage of the total number of valid & undisputed invoices paid within 30 days||Amount of interest paid to suppliers due to late payment||Total 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.
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 .
Monthly details of all spending by the council, including on procurement cards, can be found on our spending web page .