Finance & expenditure

We believe it is important that residents can see how their taxes are being spent. Please see below for statements of accounts, staffing details, monthly spending data and the Medium Term Financial plan:

Statement of Accounts - Cotswold District Council

The annual statement of accounts reports on our financial position at the end of the year and transactions during the year. You can download the latest statement of accounts below.

Previous years' statement of accounts: 

Audit of accounts

Statement of accounts for Ubico Ltd

Ubico Ltd is a local authority owned company specialising in environmental services to the public sector.  The founder shareholders of the company are Cheltenham Borough Council and Cotswold District Council.

Statement of accounts for Ubico Ltd

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At the end of the 2012-13 financial year the council had approximately 313 staff (full time equivalents) compared with 273 staff at the beginning of the year. The increase was due to Cotswold becoming the employer for all staff within GO (Gloucestershire-Oxfordshire) Shared Services which provides  HR, finance, payroll and accounting services for this Council, West Oxfordshire District Council, Forest of Dean District Council, Cheltenham Borough Council and Cheltenham Borough Homes. The staff costs are shared with the other partner authorities.

You can also view the following:

Guidance on the monthly expenditure data

The government's transparency programme aims to hold public bodies to account, deliver better value for money in public spending and help cut the record deficit. As part of the programme, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government requested that all local Councils publish details of all their supplier spending over £500.

Councils are required to publish data in CSV files, on a monthly basis, no later than 30 days after the month end. Details for our expenditure, by month, are available below.

From August 2012 we have chosen to publish details of all payments, not only those of £500 or more.

If you have any questions, please email them and the payment number to:

This information is made available for use under the terms of the:

Council's monthly expenditure

Council purchasing card expenditure

The Council holds one purchasing card. The card is held for emergency use or for making purchases when no other method of payment is accepted.

Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP)

The Council’s current Medium Term Finance Plan was approved by Council in February 2012. It covers the five-year period 2012-13 to 2016-17.

MTFP and budget strategy


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