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Our performance

Public inspection of accounts

The annual accounts for the year ended 31 March 2014 can be inspected by the public from 1 July 2014 to 28 July 2014. Meanwhile, the Auditor has appointed 29 July 2014 as the date from which people can question her about or make objections to the accounts. The notice (pdf 603kb) PDF logo of this has now been issued.

We also publish all individual items of expenditure £250 and over.

Performance and financial management

These reports show how well we have been doing in both operational terms (performance indicators) and financially (in terms of meeting our budget).

The reports show how well we are delivering our priorities as described in our corporate business plan (pdf 719 KB)  and what action we will take to address any areas of concern:

Capital investment plan

The capital investment plan shows funds allocated towards capital projects.

Statement of accounts

The statement of accounts highlights the major influences on the council’s expenditure and income and comments on the council’s overall financial position:

Annual Governance Statement

This statement helps give everyone confidence that the council's business is conducted in accordance with the law and proper standards, and that public money is safeguarded, properly accounted for, and used economically, efficiently and effectively.

Annual audit letter

The annual letter summarises the audit and inspection work undertaken by the Audit Commission and PricewaterhouseCoopers:

Local Government Ombudsman feedback

The Local Government Ombudsmanexternal website investigates complaints against council decisions that cannot be resolved through the council's complaints procedure. The ombudsman prepares annual reportsexternal website on complaints arising.

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