Spending and Council Tax

Finance and spending breakdowns

You can see detailed breakdowns of what we spent money on, contracts and our financial performance in the documents below.

Our budget

Our budget is included in the Essex Organisation Plan 2019 to 20 (PDF, 1MB).

Our long-term plans are set out in the Essex organisational strategy (PDF, 559KB).

Previous budgets

You can read last year's budget in the Essex Organisational Plan 2018 to 2019 (PDF, 1.4MB).

Financial performance

We publish our statement of accounts for the financial year annually.

2018 to 2019 Statement of accounts

Statement of accounts 2018 to 2019 (PDF, 3.3MB)

Previous years statement of accounts

Statement of accounts 2017 to 2018 (PDF, 3.5MB)
Statement of accounts 2016 to 2017 (PDF, 2.7MB)
Statement of accounts 2015 to 2016 (PDF, 2.6MB)
Statement of accounts 2014 to 2015 (PDF, 2.6MB)
Statement of accounts 2013 to 2014 (PDF, 3.1MB)
Statement of accounts 2012 to 2013 (PDF, 1.7MB)
Statement of accounts 2011 to 2012 (PDF, 1.3MB)
Statement of accounts 2010 to 2011 (PDF, 871KB)
Statement of accounts 2009 to 2010 (PDF, 1.2MB)
Statement of accounts 2008 to 2009 (PDF, 1.1MB)
Statement of accounts 2007 to 2008 (PDF, 1MB)

Day-to-day spending

We publish all items of spending every 3 months, regardless of value.

October to December 2019 (XLS, 9.11MB)
July to September 2019 (XLS, 4MB)
April to June 2019 (XLS, 13MB)
January to March 2019 (XLS, 15MB)
October to December 2018 (XLS, 15MB)
July to September 2018 (XLS, 15MB)
April to June 2018 (XLS, 12.6MB)
January to March 2018 (XLS, 13MB)
October to December 2017 (XLS, 14MB)
July to September 2017 (XLS, 37MB)
April to June 2017 (XLS, 13MB)
January to March 2017 (XLS, 13MB)
October to December 2016 (XLS, 14MB)
July to September 2016 (XLS, 14MB)
July to August 2016 (XLS, 14MB)
April to June 2016 (XLS, 12MB)
January to March 2016 (XLS, 15MB)
October to December 2015 (XLS, 15MB)
July to September 2015 (XLS, 13MB)
April to June 2015 (XLS, 13MB)
January to March 2015 (XLS, 12MB)
October to December 2014 (XLS, 14MB)
July to September 2014 (XLS, 11MB)
April to June 2014 (XLS, 11MB)
January to March 2014 (XLS, 11MB)
October to December 2013 (XLS, 11MB)
July to September 2013 (XLS, 11MB)
April to June 2013 (XLS, 12MB)
January to March 2013 (XLS, 10MB)
October to December 2012 (XLS, 10MB)
July to September 2012 (XLS, 10MB)
April to June 2012 (XLS, 10MB)

Council contracts

Our contract summaries show the value and duration of all the contracts the council has entered into since January 2011.

Contract and tender summary September 2019 (XLS, 327KB)
Contract and tender summary June 2019 (XLS, 313KB)
Contract and tender summary March 2019 (XLS, 255KB)
Contract and tender summary December 2018 (XLS, 500KB)
Contract and tender summary September 2018 (XLS, 200KB)
Contract and tender summary June 2018 (XLS, 200KB)
Contract and tender summary March 2018 (XLS, 200KB)
Contract and tender summary December 2017 (XLS, 170KB)
Contract and tender summary September 2017 (XLS, 170KB)
Contract and tender summary June 2017 (XLS, 150KB)
Contract and tender summary September 2016 (XLS, 120KB)
Contract and tender summary July 2016 (XLS, 120KB)
Contract and tender summary June 2016 (XLS, 200KB)
Contract and tender summary April 2016 (XLS, 120KB)
Contract and tender summary December 2015 (XLS, 30MB)
Contract and tender summary October 2015 (XLS, 150MB)
Contract and tender summary June 2015 (XLS, 100KB)
Contract and tender summary April 2015 (XLS, 100KB)

Pay policy

Our pay policy sets out information about the pay of senior officers at the council, the pay information of the lowest paid employees and the differences in pay between senior officers and other employees.

View our 2018/19 pay policy statement (PDF, 122KB)

Veiw our 2017-18 pay policy statement (PDF, 98KB)

Essex Pension Fund

We look after a pension fund for staff employed by all councils in Essex. You can find detailed information about this on the Essex Pension Fund website.

Inspect our accounting records

Our accounts and pension fund are inspected by an external auditor. You can read our
Closure notice 2018-19 (PDF, 207KB).

Audit closure certificates

Audit certificate 2018 to 2019 (PDF, 96KB)
Audit certificate 2017 to 2018 (PDF, 1MB)
Audit certificate 2016 to 2017 (PDF, 17KB)
Audit certificate 2015 to 2016 (PDF, 120KB)

Audit letters

Annual audit letter 2018 to 2019 (PDF, 965KB)
Annual audit letter 2017 to 2018 (PDF, 2MB)
Annual audit letter 2016 to 2017 (PDF, 2MB)
Annual audit letter 2015 to 2016 (PDF, 2MB)

Fees and charges

You can see a list of fees and charges (PDF, 304KB) Essex County Council makes for its services.

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