Council budgets and spending
We are committed to openness and transparency and this includes making our budget information and annual accounts available to public scrutiny.
You can access information on how councils are funded, council tax and how to apply for various grants. You can also download various documents such as councils' budget books and accounts.
- Annual accounts
Your rights to inspect, question and object to councils' accounts.
- Council budgets
Information about councils' budgets and capital programmes. This information is set out in the Budget Book.
- Financial information
Your council tax bill is made up of different charges from Dorset County Council, your district/borough council, the Police Authority, the Fire Authority and in some cases your town or parish council, depending on where you live.
- Open data and transparency
We are committed to open data and transparency. Data currently available includes expenditure over £500 and senior salary information. We will also increasingly be making content available in open formats to allow the re-using and re-publishing of data.