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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 2022/23

Revenue and Capital Budget 2021/22

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 and 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 shows the Council’s performance for 2021-22 together with comparative 
information for the five 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 .

Council Strategy design

Cumberland Council

On 1 April 2023 local government in Cumbria changed, with Cumberland Council providing all your council services.  

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