Annual Financial Reports

This section provides information about the council's finances for the last three years. For earlier years see the Archived Financial Reports page.

Financial performance of the council

Our Annual Financial Report shows the financial performance of the council in the financial year. It includes the audited Statement of Accounts prepared in accordance with the Code of Practice On Local Authority Accounting in the UK and the Best Value Code of Accounting Practice.

The shorter Summary Accounts show how much money was spent on the services we provide and where that money came from, and it shows what the council owns (its ‘assets’) and what it owes to others (its ‘liabilities’).

Download the report


Notice of completion for the audit of the accounts

The notice of the completion of the audit is available here.

Annual Audit and Inspection

The Annual Audit Letter provides information for councillors about the work of the council's external auditors, together with a summary of the findings from their audit and inspection work.

The Public Inspection and Audit of Accounts Notification 2016-17 is now available.

Read more about the council's budget.