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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

Unaudited draft statement of accounts 2018 to 2019 (PDF, 3MB)

Previous years statement of accounts

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

Day-to-day spending

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

April to June 2019 (XLS 9 MB)
January to March 2019 (XLS 15 MB)
October to December 2018 (XLS 15 MB)
July to September 2018 (XLS 15 MB)
April to June 2018 (XLS 12.6 MB)
January to March 2018 (XLS 13 MB)
October to December 2017 (XLS 14 MB)
July to September 2017 (XLS 37 MB)
April to June 2017 (XLS 13 MB)
January to March 2017 (XLS 13 MB)
October to December 2016 (XLS 14 MB)
July to September 2016 (XLS 14 MB)
July to August 2016 (XLS 14 MB)
April to June 2016 (XLS 12 MB)
January to March 2016 (XLS 15 MB)
October to December 2015 (XLS 15 MB)
July to September 2015 (XLS 13 MB)
April to June 2015 (XLS 13 MB)
January to March 2015(XLS 12 MB)
October to December 2014 (XLS 14 MB)
July to September 2014 (XLS 11 MB)
April to June 2014 (XLS 11 MB)
January to March 2014 (XLS 11 MB)
October to December 2013 (XLS 11 MB)
July to September 2013 (XLS 11 MB)
April to June 2013 (XLS 12 MB)
January to March 2013 (XLS 10 MB)
October to December 2012 (XLS 10 MB)
July to September 2012 (XLS 10 MB)
April to June 2012 (XLS 10 MB)
January to March 2012 (XLS 10 MB)
October to December 2011 (XLS 11 MB)
July to September 2011 (XLS 12 MB)
April to June September 2011 (XLS 12 MB)

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

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 122 KB)

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

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 207 KB).

Audit closure certificates

Audit certificate 2017-18 (PDF 1 MB)
Audit certificate 2016-17 (PDF 17 KB)
Audit certificate 2015-16 (PDF 120 KB)

Audit letters

Annual audit letter 2017-18 (PDF 2 MB)
Annual audit letter 2016-17 (PDF 2 MB)
Annual audit letter 2015-16 (PDF 2 MB)

Fees and charges

You can see [a list of fees and charges (PDF 304 KB)]
Fees-and-charges-schedule Essex County Council makes for its services.

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