Annual Budget 2012-13
This document sets out, in financial terms,
the Council’s policies, aims and objectives for the financial year
2012/13. It also includes statistics and background
information supporting the budget figures.
The budgetary process
The budget takes account of Government
guidelines for revenue and capital expenditure, Council policies
and objectives, level of service provision and available
Individual service areas are
responsible for preparing budgets covering their own activities.
These are then submitted to the Cabinet which has the task of
reviewing them in light of overall policy objectives and
determining the level of council tax to be set in light of
Government policies in relation to local government finance.
The proposed council tax charges are approved by the full Council
meeting in February.
During the year, actual expenditure and income
is continuously monitored against budget by individual service
departments and corporately by the production of monthly monitoring
reports and, where appropriate, corrective action is taken.
Following the end of the financial year on 31 March, the Council
reviews actual performance compared with the estimates, together
with a brief commentary on major variances.
Please click on the link below to open the Estimates Book.
Estimates Book 2011/2012
Estimates Book 2010/2011