Essential maintenance

As part of improvements to our network we will be updating our internet connection from Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 October 2019.

While we don’t anticipate any downtime you may notice a short interruption of our online services during 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

We thank you for your patience while this work is completed.

Council Financial Documents

Copies of the Council's current financial documents are available to view and download at the right-hand side of this page.

Council Tax Financial Information

Information on the Council’s budget and Council tax requirement for the financial year 2019/20 can be found in our Council Tax leaflet.

You can also find information on the 2019/20 budget and spending requirements for the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority and Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), the transport arm of the West Midlands Combined Authority, and how these affect the council tax you pay.

Medium Term Financial Strategy and Efficiency Plan 2019/20 - 2021/22

The Medium Term Financial Strategy and Efficiency Plan sets out the Council's approach to medium term financial planning. It is designed to help provide a stable financial base from which to deliver the Council's priorities, to move towards a more strategic longer term planning approach and to set a sound financial planning framework for the Council.

Solihull Council’s Efficiency Plan for the four years from 2016/17 to 2019/20 was first approved by Full Cabinet on 11 August 2016. The latest version of the plan is represented by the updated Medium Term Financial Strategy and Efficiency Plan and the Council Plan.

The refreshed MTFS is supported by the Revenue Strategy, which includes details of the budget for 2019/20, together with the Corporate Capital Strategy and the Treasury Management Strategy.

The Corporate Capital Strategy incorporates the Council’s strategy on the flexible use of capital receipts, which sets out how the Council could use any capital receipts from the sale of property, plant or equipment assets to fund the costs of service reform.

The Accounting Statement

The Council’s Accounting Statement for 2018/19 was approved by the Council’s Governance Committee on the 25 July 2019. This document includes our external auditor’s Grant Thornton independent audit report, the narrative report and all of the Council's financial statements, including the Comprehensive Income and Expenditure Statement for the financial year and the Balance Sheet as at the 31 March 2019.

Grant Thornton concluded the 2018/19 audit and has issued the audit opinion including the audit certificate on 31 July 2019 for the year ended 31 March 2019.

The Annual Governance Statement

The Council’s Annual Governance Statement for 2018/19 was approved by the Council’s Governance Committee on the 25 June 2019.

The preparation and publication of an Annual Governance Statement (AGS) is a statutory requirement. The AGS is the formal statement that recognises records and publishes the Council’s governance arrangements. It is an open and honest self-assessment of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council’s (SMBC) performance across all of its activities, with a clear statement of the actions being taken or required to address areas of concern.

Financial Monitoring Reports

The Council's quarterly financial monitoring reports for revenue and capital can be accessed through the Cabinet Meeting Agendas for individual Cabinets. These are normally presented at a meeting two months following the end of the quarter.

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