Accounts, budgets and finances

Useful contact numbers

Making payments to the council
Paying your Council Tax
Making all other payments to the council


Receiving payments from the council
2nd Floor Yorkon Building,
Huyton Municipal Buildings,
Archway road
Huyton
L36 9YU
Telephone: 0151 443 4371
Email: payments@knowsley.gov.uk
 
We publish a range of accounts and budget information including:

Statement of accounts

The Council's Budget

Budget Information

Annual budget reports

Budget setting reports

In early March each year, the Council considers a number of reports which it uses as background information to set its annual budget and Council Tax for the year.  The reports include:

1. Medium-term financial strategy: This report provides the medium-term financial context against which any budget proposals should be considered.  The report also includes the Council’s statutory Annual Pay Policy, which sets out the Council’s approach to pay and remuneration.

2. Capital programme: This report presents an update on the Council’s planned capital expenditure and the related funding.  The report also provides an update on funding allocations and proposals for new capital schemes.

3. Fees and charges: This report seeks approval for the full range of fees and charges across all Council services for the coming year.

4. Revenue budget report: This report provides background information for the Council to consider in finalising its revenue budget for the coming year.

5. Council Tax Levy:  This report provides background information for the Council to consider in finalising its Council Tax Levy for the coming year.

All the reports can be found on the Agendas for the relevant budget setting meeting of the full Council (usually held between 1 and 11 March each year) here.


Annual Governance Statement

Each year the Council’s Annual Governance Statement is reported to the Council’s Governance Committee alongside the Council’s Annual Statement of Accounts.  Prior to 2018 these are reported to the September meeting of the Committee. From 2018 onwards the reports will presented to the July meeting. They can be found on the Agenda for the relevant meeting here.

 

External Annual Reports

The Council’s external auditors report to the Council’s Governance Committee throughout the year. Their reports can be found on the Agenda for the relevant meeting here.


Education spending

Members' allowances

Local authorities (members’ allowances) (England) regulations 2003

The above regulations require the council to publish details of the allowances paid to individual elected members in any year.

Senior officer expenses

Spending over £500

Every month the council publishes a list of all payments made over £500, showing who was paid, how much, and for what.

Spending, for the purposes of these reports includes that on goods, supplies and services, transport, contracts, and grants but excludes payroll, benefits, financing and investment expenditure.

Payments to suppliers, contractors, sole traders, government, councils, and other public bodies will be shown. However, under the Data Protection Act it excludes payments made to staff, and redacts personal information such as the names of private individuals receiving payments e.g. foster care, council tax refunds.

Monthly spending reports

The reports are in comma delimited format (CSV) and are listed chronologically by month below, and are freely re-usable under the licence:

2017


2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2010/11

If you have a question about a specific payment, please include the reference number of the payment, the supplier, the amount you are querying, and the month of the report in your request. You can submit the information request by email to spending@knowsley.gov.uk.

You will receive a response within 20 working days, although we will not release the information if an exemption applies. If the exemption takes the council longer than 20 days to look at, we will give an estimate of when a decision will be made. 

© Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

This spending data is licensed under the Open Government Licence.
When you use this information under the Open Government Licence, you should include the following attribution: Monthly Spending Report, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, licensed under the Open Government Licence.

Contracts and tenders

The council advertises electronically tenders and quotes for forthcoming contract opportunities for Knowsley.

The council uses Due North’s The Chest for contract opportunities.  Any organisation interested in supplying to Knowsley Council and other councils in the North West can register online to receive e-mail alerts for all opportunities.

Details of the contracts that the council has entered into are recorded electronically in Due North’s contracts register.

Capital reports

These reports details the Capital Programme and phasing of schemes.

Audit of accounts

Pay policy statement

The council has a Pay Policy Statement setting out how it pays and remunerates its employees.

If you have a question about the council’s Pay Policy Statement you should contact:

Dave Turner
Head of HR
Knowsley Council
Computer Centre
Westmorland Road
Huyton
Knowsley
L36 9GL

Telephone: 0151 443 2951
Email: david.turner@knowsley.gov.uk