Information about Council financial affairs including accounts and expenditure, budget, pay policy and chief officers' pay scales and fees and charges.

Accounts and expenditure

This section has information about our Statement of accounts, our Annual Governance Statement and the Annual audit letter


Budget overview 2023 to 2024

Financial fees and charges

The Council produces fees and charges lists each year. They contain details of all fees and charges made by Blackburn with Darwen for Council services.

Funding opportunities

Blackburn with Darwen Council is working with partners to identify and provide external funding opportunities for local people, community groups and organisations.

Insurance claims

Third party solicitors only: All insurance claims for personal injury post 31st July 2013 should be directed to our insurers Zurich via the web portal as per the Jackson Reforms of July 2013. Zurich’s portal ID is C00650

Financial Strategy

The Financial Strategy and Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) is approved each year by the Finance Council at the same time as the annual budget is set.

Schools spending return: section 251/52

At the beginning of each financial year Local authorities (LAs) are required under section 251 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009, to publish a budget statement for that year.

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