Accounts, budgets and finances

Useful contact numbers

Making payments to the council
2nd Floor Yorkon Building,
Huyton Municipal Buildings,
Archway road
L36 9YU
Telephone: 0151 443 4455

Receiving payments from the council
2nd Floor Yorkon Building,
Huyton Municipal Buildings,
Archway road
L36 9YU
Telephone: 0151 443 4371

The council’s budget and statement of accounts
PO Box 24
Archway Road
L36 9YZ
Telephone: 0151 443 3622
We publish a range of accounts and budget information including:

Statement of accounts

The Council's Budget

Budget Information

Annual budget reports

Revenue budget reports

These reports have been approved by the council which subsequently set the council tax bills for the following year.

Fees and charges reports

The reports the revised fees and charges for services provided by the council.  Full details are provided in the appendix at the end of the report.

Annual audit letter

Annual Governance Statement

Annual audit letters

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:








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

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
L36 9GL

Telephone: 0151 443 2951