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What we spend and how we spend it

What we spend and how we spend it

This section contains information about the council’s finances.

This includes details about:

Financial statement of accounts

These are the most recent approved statements of accounts and external auditors’ report on accounts:

Statement of Accounts 2017-18 (pdf 1.33 MB)
Conclusion of Accounts Notice 2017-18 (pdf 115 KB)
Statement of Accounts 16-17 (pdf 2.02 MB)
Statement of Accounts 15-16 (pdf 2.58 MB)
Annual Audit Letter 15-16 (pdf 179 KB)
Statement of Accounts 14–15 (pdf 792 KB)
Statement of Accounts 13–14 (pdf 752 KB)
Annual Audit Letter 13–14 (pdf 484 KB)
Statement of Accounts 12–13 (pdf 774 KB)
Statement of Accounts 11–12 (pdf 795 KB)
Statement of Accounts 10–11 (pdf 1.79 MB)
Annual Audit Letter 10–11 (pdf 634 KB)
Summarised Statement of Accounts 09–10 (pdf 176 KB)
Statement of Accounts 09–10 (pdf 776 KB)
Annual Audit Letter 09–10 (pdf 246 KB)
Summarised Statement of Accounts 08–09 (pdf 72 KB)
Statement of Accounts 08–09 (pdf 723 KB)
Summarised Statement of Accounts 10–11 (pdf 2.66 MB)

Inspecting our accounts

Find out when you can inspect our accounts here

Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Accounts

We also publish financial statements of accounts for the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority.

Payments over £500

In line with government requirements, we publish online details showing items of spend over £500 made to suppliers for goods and services and senior salary information.

Contracts register

This is a record of what Chesterfield Borough Council holds on contracts including those managed by its shared procurement service and a public private partner. This does not currently include contracts with a value under £5,000 which is undertaken by individual internal service areas.

Chesterfield Borough Council Contracts Register April 2018 (pdf 184 KB)

Senior salaries and pay policy

The senior salary information as at 31 March 2018 is as follows:

  • Chief executive: £106,599.44
  • Executive directors: £88,442.67
  • Director of finance and resources £80,800

The headcount as at 31 March 2018 - 927
The number of FTEs as at 31 March 2018 - 679

Section 38 (1) of the Localism Act 2011, requires all local authorities in England and Wales to produce a Pay Policy Statement. The Act and supporting statutory guidance provides details of matters that should be included in this statutory pay policy which must be complied with when setting the terms and conditions of chief officers. The policy must be formally approved by full council each year and published on the council’s website.

Senior Pay Policy 2018-19 (pdf 182 KB)
NJC pay scales April 2017 (pdf 27 KB)

Members’ allowances scheme

The scheme for payments to members is included in part 6 of the Constitution.

Summary of allowances paid to members. This is published annually.

Trade union (TU) facility time

The following figures are based on information required under the Local Government Transparency Code 2014:

Total number of TU representatives: 23 total, 21.35 FTE (full time equivalents)

Total number of TU representatives who devote between 1% and 50% of their time to TU duties: 12

Trade Unions represented at Chesterfield Borough Council:  GMB, UNISON, UNITE

Basic estimate of spending on unions (see note 1):  approximately £33,257

Basic estimate of spending as a percentage of total pay bill (see note 2):  0.15%

Note 1: approximately 2,018 hours per annum other officers @ approximately £16.48 per hour - £33,257

Note 2: total pay bill figure used £22.03m (2017/18 outturn).

Contract with Arvato Government Services

On 18 October 2010, Chesterfield Borough Council and arvato Government Services entered into a contract for a ten-year partnership agreement for arvato to deliver a range of financial, customer, information and property services. At the same time, with the agreement of the Council, arvato sub-contracted with Kier for Kier to provide some of these services. The services include ICT, customer services, human resources, revenues, benefits, payroll, accounts payable, invoice processing and debt recovery, engineering and facilities maintenance and asset management.

To support the delivery of these services 170 council employees transferred to arvato and 34 to Kier on their current terms.

Over the course of the contract, the partnership will make savings of over £4 million on the cost of services and will invest £1.7 million in technology and infrastructure.

This investment also includes a modern customer service centre.

Internal financial regulations

 

Constitution Part Four: Rules of Procedure (pdf 718 KB)

 


Last updated on 30 July 2018