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: 

Statement of accounts

For more information please:


From 1 November 2017, most Cotswold District Council staff transferred to Publica Group Ltd who now provide services on the Council’s behalf. A small number of staff continue to be employed by the Council and details of the senior management structure can be downloaded below.

Publica Group Ltd is a local authority owned company created by Cheltenham Borough, Cotswold, Forest of Dean and West Oxfordshire District Councils. Its purpose is to transform the way local services are delivered to communities through innovation and to set the standard for all councils in the future. 

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

 Gender pay gap report 2018 

The Council’s Gender Pay Gap Report 2018 is now available. 

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