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Finance

1. Accounts

Audit of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018

 

Inspection of Statement of Accounts

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015

 

Notice is given that:

  1. The audit of Buckinghamshire County Council and Buckinghamshire County Council Pension Fund for the year ended 31 March 2018 has been completed.
  1. The statement of accounts is available for inspection by any local government elector at County Hall, Aylesbury between the hours of 9am and 4pm when any such elector may make copies of the statement or extracts therefrom.
  1. The statement of accounts has been published below.
  1. A hard copy of the statement of accounts will be delivered to any such elector at a nominal charge. Alternatively, a hard copy of the statement of accounts can be made available for inspection or purchase at County Hall, Aylesbury, however advance notice is required.

 

Dated 30 July 2018

Richard Ambrose
Director of Finance and Procurement
Buckinghamshire County Council
County Hall
Walton Street
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP20 1UA

Statement of accounts

2. Budget

Budget Consultation 2018/19

The draft budget for Buckinghamshire County Council 2018/19 was approved by Cabinet on Monday, December 18, 2017, alongside the financial plan for the next four years. 

You can view the Draft Revenue and Capital Budget for 2018/19 report here

If you have any comments regarding the Council's draft budget that you would like the council to take into account when setting its Budget next year please let us know here.

Revenue budget and capital programme

Each February, following a public consultation period, our Cabinet recommend a budget and council tax to the County Council. At its meeting in February the County Council approves the Revenue Budget and Capital Programme and sets the Council Tax.

For further information please contact:

Financial Strategy
Buckinghamshire County Council
County Hall
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP20 1UD

Budget papers

Financial year 2016/17 - 2019/20

Chief Finance Officer's Statutory Report 2016/17 - 2019/20 

3. Council Tax

If you are new to the area and need to register for Council Tax you will need to contact your district council.

For payments, information on discounts or general queries about your Council Tax bill, please contact your district council.

Use a map to select your district council
Enter your postcode to find out which district council area you live in

General information is available on the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) website.

Your Council Tax helps pay for vital services, including education, caring for people in need, maintaining the road network and protecting our environment. It also pays for services at district and town or parish level, as well as supporting the emergency services such as the fire service and the Police. The money raised though Council Tax is shared out between the following authorities:

  • The County Council
  • Your District Council
  • Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority
  • Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner

Parish or Town Councils in some parts of Buckinghamshire

Council Tax revaluation

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is responsible for assessing all domestic properties in England and Wales and placing them in the appropriate banding for council tax purposes. The Council Tax revaluation in England has been postponed. More information can be found on the DCLG website.

You can contact your local Valuation Office by telephone on 03000 501501.

4. Internal audit

We independently review the our control systems, produce a statement of internal financial control for the annual statutory accounts, investigate cases of fraud and irregularity, and provide advice and consultancy to all areas of the Council.

For more information please write to the Chief Internal Auditor, County Hall, Aylesbury HP20 1UD.

To report suspected fraud or a corrupt act call 01296 382237 or email audit@buckscc.gov.uk.