Council budgets and spending

The council produces a number of financial publications on an annual basis. These include budgets and financial planning documents, the Statement of Accounts and a Summary of Accounts.

All of the financial publications on this website are available in large print format. To request a copy / copies please email finance@basingstoke.gov.uk or call 01256 844844.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges are approved by Full Council.

Members allowances

The legislative framework governing the payment of members' allowances is set out in the Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003. Under the provisions of these regulations, the council is required to make a Members' Allowances Scheme each year.

The scheme and allowances are approved by Full Council.

Medium term financial plan

The purpose of the Medium Term Financial Plan is to set out the council's financial policies, strategy, forecasts, detailed budgets and capital programme in one reference document. The Medium Term Financial Plan includes three main forecasts:

  • the detailed Revenue Budgets
  • the Capital Programme

Each area is a separate document in its own right, and are prepared for each financial year in advance and subject to Council approval.

Capital Investment Strategy, Capital Programme Strategy, Investment Strategy (Non-Treasury) and Treasury Management Strategy

Since 2019/20 Council has been required to produce a number of strategies that together set out how the Council will manage its resources and investments. These strategies are the Capital Investment Strategy, the Capital Programme Strategy, the Investment Strategy (Non-Treasury), and the Treasury Management Strategy.

The Capital Investment Strategy gives a high level overview of how capital expenditure, capital financing and treasury management activity contribute to the provision of council services along with an overview of how associated risk is managed.

The Capital Programme Strategy looks at how the council will finance, allocate and manage capital investment into services that are vital to achieving the council's longer term vision and Council Plan priority outcomes.

The Investment Strategy (Non-Treasury) provides information on the council’s non-treasury investments including loans made for service purposes and non-financial assets (e.g. property) held primarily or partially to generate a profit.

The Treasury Management Strategy provides information on the council’s investments in financial instruments held for cash management purposes and where the primary concern is security of the investments over and above the returns achieved.

The Treasury Policy Statement sets out the council’s policy objectives on investments and borrowing and is included within Treasury Management Strategy.

Property Investment Strategy

Audit letter

The purpose of this letter is to provide a high level summary of the results of the audit work that is accessible for the authority and other interested stakeholders. It is prepared by the external auditors.

Report to those charged with governance

The primary purpose of this report is to communicate the significant findings arising from the external audit.

Statement of Accounts

This is the audited statement of accounts for Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council for the financial year in question. The format of the accounts complies with the Accountancy Code of Practice and presents the financial position of the council as at 31 March of that year.

Summary of Accounts

The council's full statement of accounts has been prepared in accordance with the Accounting Code of Practice.

The figures in this summary of those accounts were originally compiled with regard to proper accounting practice.

For the purposes of this statement some modifications were made to provide more meaningful information.

Monthly payments

In line with government requirements we publish a monthly list of spend transactions. Data can be accessed here.

If you require further information, please email finance@basingstoke.gov.uk

To find out more about procurement at the council and how to do business with us, please see our Procurement page.

Pay policy and senior management pay

The Pay Policy Statement sets out Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s policies relating to the pay of its workforce for the current financial year and can be viewed by visiting the pay policy statement page.

Under government guidelines and as part of a commitment to greater transparency, the council publishes information about senior management salaries.

Joint Manydown Committee Annual Returns

There is no longer a requirement to produce an annual return for Joint Committees - See previous annual returns below:

Search for documents

Use the search below to find documents by financial year.

Contact us

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    8.30am to 5pm
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