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Annual Accounts and budget

The Council produces a statutory Financial Statement (Statement of Accounts) reporting on the Council’s actual income and expenditure annually.

Halton Borough Council’s budget is set each year by Full Council in early March. The Council sets its annual budget within the framework of a three year Medium Term Financial Strategy​ and Efficiency Plan.


Section 251 budgets - Education spending

External Auditors

Appointment of External Auditor – Halton Borough Council
Notice under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, as amended by the Appointing Persons Regulations 2015
Following a procurement process, Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA) has on behalf of Halton Borough Council, appointed Grant Thornton (UK) LLP to be the Council’s external auditors. The appointment has been made for a period of five years commencing 1st April 2018.

This appointment was confirmed to the Council’s Business Efficiency Board on 7th February 2018 and to the Council on 7th March 2018.