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Finance

Financial planning is essential for achieving our priorities in a cost effective and efficient way and we are committed to continuing to provide quality services that are valued by residents despite the challenging economic climate.

We estimate we will need to save £100m between 2011 and 2018. Having made good progress in the early years, the Medium Term Financial Plan is now focussed on delivering a further £53m of savings between 2014 and 2018.

Budget

You can download our draft medium term financial plan 2014-18 and update (pdf) and you can comment on the document by contacting our financial management team.

We carry out equality impact assessments to demonstrate that we have paid 'due regard' to eliminating discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relations in all aspects of our work. These documents are updated to identify any further potential impacts that proposals included in our medium term financial plan may have on diverse or more vulnerable groups within our communities. View our impact assessments.

Banking arrangements

Following a tendering process, Barclays Bank will be providing banking arrangements for us from 1 April 2014. Find out if this will affect the way you pay us on our change of banking arrangements page.

Inspection of accounts

Our statement of accounts for 2012-13 is now available for inspection. Download our notice of public inspection of the accounts for 2012-2013 (pdf) to find out more.

For more information about inspecting our accounts, the audit process and to view our previous statement of accounts, read our statement of accounts FAQs.

Fees and charges from April 2013

We charge a fee to cover the cost of some of our services and administrative processes or because we have a legal obligation to charge for processing the information you provide. Download our fees and charges (pdf).

Over £250 spend reports

To improve openness and transparency in public spending, we publish details of items that we spend over £250 on. View over £250 spend reports.

For more information contact our financial management team.