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Council budgets and spending

Get information on how councils are funded and how to apply for various grants. You can also download documents like councils' budget books and accounts.

  • Annual accounts

    Your rights to inspect, question and object to councils' accounts.

  • Council budget books

    Information about councils' budgets and capital programmes. This information is set out in the Budget Book.

  • Financial information

    How the councils are funded and details about how government grants and business rates are calculated.

  • Open data and transparency

    We are committed to open data and transparency and compliance with the Government's Transparency Code of Practice. Data published according to the Transparency Code is shown below.

  • 4 year efficiency plan 2016-17 to 2019-20

    As part of the November 2015 Spending Review, the government offered an opportunity for councils to achieve greater certainty and confidence over their budgets by accepting a four-year budget settlement. As part of the acceptance of this offer Councils are required to publish a four-year efficiency plan.

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