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Budgets and spending


We make sure that public money is safeguarded and properly accounted for. See our Code of corporate governance for more information. 

Where can I find your budgeting information?

Where can I see your spending data?

We publish any spending over £250 in CSV format:

Data from earlier years is available on our Spending data from previous years page.

Key to the headings in the CSV files of spending over £250
Expense codeThe internal code we use to categorise the type of spending
DateThe date the transaction took place
Transaction numberIncluded if you wish to make a freedom of information request
AmountAmount paid in sterling (£) - does not include VAT
Capital or revenueIdentifies whether the spending was one off or day-to-day
Supplier nameIdentifies the recipient of the spending

Where can I see your payment card spending?

We attempt to publish all our payment card spending on a quarterly basis, eight weeks after each quarter end.

This is in addition to the information available under Where can I see your spending data?

Where can I find your public contracts 'performance of payments' data?

Contracting authorities are required to publish performance data starting with their performance over the 2015/16 financial year (published after March 2016) and then at the end of each financial year. The data demonstrates the Council's performance on paying in 30 days to first tier suppliers/prime contractors over the previous twelve months.

The statistics reflect:

  1. the percentage of invoices paid within 30 days
  2. the amount of interest paid to suppliers due to late payment

Additionally, it is a requirement to publish the total amount of interest that the Council is liable to pay, i.e. whether paid or not, whether statutory or otherwise, due to a breach of the regulations.

Annual performance of payments to first tier suppliers/prime contractors
Financial yearProportion of valid and undisputed invoices paid within 30 days in accordance with Regulation 113The amount of interest paid to suppliers due to a breach of the requirements in Regulation 113The amount of interest that the contracting authority was liable to pay, i.e. whether or not paid, whether statutory or otherwise, due to a breach of the regulations


2015/1695.9%£0.00N/A - data required from 2016/17 onwards

Note: The figures are published annually in relation to the previous 12 month period at the end of March.

Do you publish your finance reports?

Skip to the listing of finance reports.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Statement of Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2022 and 31 March 2023
Notice of inspection: Audit of Accounts 2021/22 and 2022/23

Due to delays in respect of the finalisation of accounts for 2020-21, there will be a delay in the publication of the draft Statement of Accounts for 2021/22 and 2022/23 therefore the period of exercise of public rights has not commenced.

The finance team is currently working with the external auditors to resolve the final outstanding issues relating to the Statement of Accounts for 2020/21 and it is anticipated that the audited accounts will be published as soon as reasonably practicable.

Karen Sly
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Dated: 31 May 2023

Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Audit of Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2021
Notice of inspection: Audit of Accounts 2020/21

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, Sections 26 and 27,
Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, Regs 9, 14 and 15

Notice is hereby given that from 02 August until 13 September 2021, between 10am and 4pm each day excluding Saturdays and Sundays, any persons interested may inspect and make copies of the accounts of Great Yarmouth Borough Council for the year ended 31 March 2021, and all related books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts (except where any part of any record or document contains information which is protected on the grounds of commercial confidentiality).

Due to the current circumstances, anyone wishing to view the accounts or any related documentation, should make an application initially via email to and should be addressed to Karen Sly, Section 151 Officer.

During the same period, local government electors for the area to which the accounts relate may exercise their rights to question the auditor about, or make objections to, the accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021.

Please contact the auditor Ms Debbie Hanson at Ernst & Young LLP, 400 Capability Green, Luton, Bedfordshire LU1 3LU to make arrangements to ask any questions. A copy of any question must be sent to the Council for the attention of Karen Sly, Section 151 Officer, at the following address: Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Town Hall, Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QF. No objections may be made unless the auditor has previously received written notice of the proposed objections and its grounds. A copy of this notice must be sent to Great Yarmouth Borough Council at the aforementioned address.

Karen Sly
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Dated: 29 July 2021

Yes, we do publish our finance reports, you can view any of the following listed below.

Statement of Accounts

Audit letters

Annual Governance Statements

Council Tax leaflets

Where can I see your senior staff salaries?

The senior staff salary table provides details for senior positions within Great Yarmouth Borough Council. This can be read in conjunction with our Pay policy statement 2023-24 for general information, together with the Council's Management structure.

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