Our finances

The following pages give details of how you can download budget information, our annual statement of accounts and the independent auditors view of the accounts and how we perform.  You can also find out how to make payments to the council, where your money goes and how much we pay our senior management.

The day-to-day services we provide are paid for from the council tax we charge, from the grant we get from central government and the fees and charges for services we provide. We prepare annual spending plans (revenue budgets) for the financial year starting 1 April and a five year medium term financial plan. We also prepare a five year programme of capital expenditure.

The plans are approved by the council when the council tax is set in February each year. See our budget information page for more details.

At the end of each financial year (31st March) we prepare a Statement of Accounts showing how the money has been spent. This is independently examined by an external body, currently Ernst & Young plc.

Who to contact

The menu sidebar provides links to more finance pages. For other enquiries relating to our finances please see below for who to contact. Note that some of the council’s services are provided by Capita Local Government Services. 

For council tax enquiries see the council tax and benefits page or contact Capita on  0345 302 2313 (local rate)

For business rates enquiries see our business rates page or contact Capita on  0845 300 5562 (local rate). This call will cost you 2 pence per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. 

For accounts payable enquiries (money we owe you) contact Capita on  01749 341596

For enquires about invoices we've sent you contact Capita on  01749 341389

For information about our budget, statement of accounts or other general finance enquiries email finance@southandvale.gov.uk 

Last reviewed: 14 - 05 - 2020

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