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Council budgets

Council budgets

Current and past revenue budget and capital programme.

Budget documents for 2018/19

Medium term financial plan 2017/18 to 2021/22 and capital strategy

The medium term financial plan and capital strategy are key financial planning documents. They form part of our policy and budget framework, as set out in our constitution.  

They give a reference point for executive decision making and make sure we can balance our financial resources and delivery of the priorities in our corporate strategy.

Budget documents

Before the start of each financial year, we need to set a budget for our day-to-day expenditure. This is called the Revenue Budget and is the amount of money we'll need to provide our services during the year, taking into account grants we receive from the Government. Examples include staff salaries, building maintenance and the costs of running council vehicles.

It's a legal requirement for us to set a balanced budget i.e. expenditure can't be more than our income.

Capital expenditure is usually spending of a 'one-off' nature and results in the construction or improvement of an asset such as a building or car park.

These are the approved revenue and capital budgets and information relating to the council's medium term spending plans.

Contact information

Corporate Finance Section

City Hall

College Green

Bristol, BS3 9FS