What we spend and how we spend it

What we spend and how we spend it

This section contains information about the council’s finances.

This includes details about:


Financial statement of accounts

These are the most recent approved statements of accounts and external auditors’ report on accounts:

Public inspection notice 2022-2023 PDF (PDF 99 KB)
If our documents are not accessible to you, you can request a different format here.
Draft Statement of Accounts 2022-2023 PDF (PDF 1.29 MB)
Delay notice of publication and audit of 2022-23 accounts PDF (PDF 104 KB)
Audit letter delay in VFM Reporting - 2022 to 2023 PDF (PDF 113 KB)
Statement of accounts 2021-2022 - Subject to audit PDF (PDF 1.34 MB)
Public inspection notice 2021-2022 PDF (PDF 96 KB)
Statement of Accounts 2020-2021 PDF (PDF 1.48 MB)
Statement of Accounts 2019-2020 PDF (PDF 1.7 MB)
Statement of Accounts 2018-19 PDF (PDF 4.42 MB)
Statement of Accounts 2017-18 PDF (PDF 1.33 MB)
Statement of Accounts 2016-17 PDF (PDF 2.02 MB)
Statement of Accounts 2015-16 PDF (PDF 2.58 MB)
Statement of Accounts 2014–15 PDF (PDF 792 KB)
Annual Audit Letter 2013–14 PDF (PDF 484 KB)
Summarised Statement of Accounts 2010–11 PDF (PDF 2.66 MB)
Annual Audit Letter 2010–11 PDF (PDF 634 KB)
Summarised Statement of Accounts 2009–10 PDF (PDF 176 KB)
Annual Audit Letter 2009–10 PDF (PDF 246 KB)
Summarised Statement of Accounts 2008–09 PDF (PDF 72 KB)

Inspecting our accounts

Find out when you can inspect our accounts here


Payments over £500

In line with government requirements, we publish online details showing items of spend over £500 made to suppliers for goods and services.


Contracts register

We use an eProcurement system called Proactis. Supplier registration and all of our procurement activity is usually via this system. The Proactis system is used to record and publish all new and current contracts directly to a publicly viewable contracts register. View the contracts register.


Senior salaries and pay policy

The senior salary information as at 31 March 2022 is as follows:

  • Chief executive: £115,665
  • Executive directors: £95,964
  • Director of finance and resources £78,663

The headcount as at 31 March 2019 - 1,142
The number of FTEs as at 31 March 2019 - 847.58

Section 38 (1) of the Localism Act 2011, requires all local authorities in England and Wales to produce a Pay Policy Statement. The Act and supporting statutory guidance provides details of matters that should be included in this statutory pay policy which must be complied with when setting the terms and conditions of chief officers. The policy must be formally approved by full council each year and published on the council’s website.

If our documents are not accessible to you, you can request a different format here.
Senior Pay Policy 2021-2022 PDF (PDF 248 KB)
NJC pay scales April 2023 PDF (PDF 139 KB)


Members’ allowances scheme

The scheme for payments to members is included in part 6 of the Constitution.

Summary of allowances paid to members. This is published annually.


Trade Union (TU) Facility Time 2021/22

The following figures are based on information required under the Local Government Transparency Code 2014:

Total number of TU representatives: 21 total, 19.36 FTE (full time equivalents)

Total number of TU representatives who devote between 1% and 50% of their time to TU duties: 17

Trade Unions represented at Chesterfield Borough Council: GMB, UNISON, UNITE

Basic estimate of spending on unions (see Note 1): approximately £21,731

Basic estimate of spending as a percentage of total pay bill (see Note 2): 0.07%

Note 1

Approximately 1,253 hours per year other officers at approximately £17.35 per hour - £21,731

Note 2

Total pay bill figure used £30.96 million (2021/22 outturn)


Internal financial regulations 

Constitution Part Four: Rules of Procedure PDF (PDF 942 KB)

Last updated on 20 September 2023