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
- payments over £500
- our contracts register
- senior salaries and pay policy
- members' allowance scheme
- trade union facility time
- internal financial regulations
These are the most recent approved statements of accounts and external auditors’ report on accounts:
|Statement of Accounts 2020-2021||(PDF 1.48 MB)|
|Statement of Accounts 2019-2020||(PDF 1.7 MB)|
|Statement of Accounts 2018-19||(PDF 4.42 MB)|
|Statement of Accounts 2017-18||(PDF 1.33 MB)|
|Statement of Accounts 2016-17||(PDF 2.02 MB)|
|Statement of Accounts 2015-16||(PDF 2.58 MB)|
|Statement of Accounts 2014–15||(PDF 792 KB)|
|Annual Audit Letter 2013–14||(PDF 484 KB)|
|Summarised Statement of Accounts 2010–11||(PDF 2.66 MB)|
|Annual Audit Letter 2010–11||(PDF 634 KB)|
|Summarised Statement of Accounts 2009–10||(PDF 176 KB)|
|Annual Audit Letter 2009–10||(PDF 246 KB)|
|Summarised Statement of Accounts 2008–09||(PDF 72 KB)|
Inspecting our accounts
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.
We use an eProcurement system called Proactis. Supplier registration and all of our procurement activity is usually via this system. The Proactis system is used to record and publish all new and current contracts directly to a publicly viewable contracts register. View the contracts register.
The senior salary information as at 31 March 2019 is as follows:
- Chief executive: £108,731
- Executive directors: £90,212 (only 1 in post)
- Director of finance and resources £82,416
The headcount as at 31 March 2019 - 935
The number of FTEs as at 31 March 2019 - 719
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 2021-2022||(PDF 204 KB)|
|NJC pay scales April 2019||(PDF 30 KB)|
The scheme for payments to members is included in part 6 of the Constitution.
Summary of allowances paid to members. This is published annually.
The following figures are based on information required under the Local Government Transparency Code 2014:
Total number of TU representatives: 21 total, 19.36 FTE (full time equivalents)
Total number of TU representatives who devote between 1% and 50% of their time to TU duties: 17
Trade Unions represented at Chesterfield Borough Council: GMB, UNISON, UNITE
Basic estimate of spending on unions (see Note 1): approximately £21,024
Basic estimate of spending as a percentage of total pay bill (see Note 2): 0.08%
Approximately 1,253 hours per annum other officers at approximately £16.78 per hour - £21,024
Total pay bill figure used £27.51m (2020/21 outturn)
|Constitution Part Four: Rules of Procedure||(PDF 748 KB)|