What we spend and how we spend it
This section of the publication scheme covers financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement, contracts and financial audit.
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Details of our expenditure over £500, including costs, supplier and transaction information is published monthly. View our expenditure over £500.
Medium Term Financial Plan
The capital programme and annual variance reports feature in the full Financial Strategy. Quarterly variance reports appear within the agenda for the relevant Cabinet meetings.
View our financial strategy 2022 - 2025 - please note this document may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. If you require additional assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Budget book 2023-2026 (pdf 2MB - html version coming soon) - please note this document may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. If you require additional assistance, contact email@example.com
View our full budget book 2021
View archived financial strategies and budget books
The members' allowances scheme and allowances paid to Councillors
Details regarding the actual amounts paid to Members under the scheme can be found on our councillors allowances, disclosures and expenses page.
More information on the allowances scheme can be found under section 17 of the constitution.
Staff allowances and expenses
Details of the staff allowances and expenses paid to individual senior staff members by reference to categories; travel, subsistence and accommodation can be viewed on our staff allowances and expenses page. These categories are produced in line with the council’s policies, practices and procedures.
Pay and grading structure
The pay multiple, our pay policy statement and information relating to our chief officers' (senior employees with a salary over £50,000) can be found on our pay and grading structure page.
This relates to returns or declarations and accompanying documents relating to election expenses sent to the council.
Election expenses are available for inspection and purchase for a prescribed fee for a statutory period of time after each election. For more information please contact the Electoral Services team.
Procurement procedures and regulations relating to tendering opportunities with the council.
Our lists and registers page provides details of the contracts awarded by Wyre Forest District Council, this information is published on a quarterly basis. Our tenders, contracts and leases page provides information about our tenders and contracts.
Details of grants to the voluntary community and social enterprise sector
Current details of all grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations can be found on their respective pages which can be found on our localism and community grants page. Historical data can be found on our grants to voluntary and community organisations page.
Internal financial regulations
This information can be found under section 11 of the constitution.
Funding for partnership arrangements
Relevant information will be included either in the Financial Plan or alternatively you can submit a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Statement of Accounts
Each year we have to produce a set of accounts. The formal document is the Statement of Accounts which sets out the financial aspects of our activities and draws attention to the main characteristics of our financial position.
The accounts are currently audited by Grant Thornton UK LLP. The audit of the 2022-23 accounts must be completed and the accounts published by 30 September 2023
The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the preparation of the Statement of Accounts in accordance with the Code of Practice of Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom.
Pre-Audit Statement of Accounts 2022-23
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Notice of Public Rights: Annual Audit of Accounts (31/03/2023)
Audited Statement of Accounts 2021 - 2022
External Auditor's Findings report 2021 - 2022
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External Auditor's Report 2020 - 2021: notice of delay
Statement of Accounts 2020-21 (including Annual Governance Statement). Please note this document may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. For more assistance please email our accounts department and include in the subject line 'accessibility request'.
Statement of Accounts 2019-20 (including Annual Governance Statement)
View the notice of conclusion of audit 2019-20