The Local Government Act (1972) directs that arrangements must be in place to ensure proper administration of the Council's financial affairs.
All Councils must have a registered chartered or certified accountant to take responsibility for the Council's finances. This person, known as the Section 151 Officer is responsible for making arrangements for the proper administration of the Council's financial affairs. Their many statutory responsibilities include a duty to report any unlawful financial activity involving the Council or any failure in setting or keeping to a balanced budget.
Our various strategies, policies and procedures help us carry out proper financial administration, for example:
- Value for Money
- Annual Governance
- Revenue Budget