Flintshire County Council

The Auditor General for Wales' opinion is that the financial statements give a TRUE and FAIR view of the Council's finances.


The Council undertook £17.5m of long term borrowing from the Public Works Loan Board during 2019-20, to fund capital expenditure schemes.
The Auditor General's opinion drew attention to potential uncertainty in the valuation of property assets and also property assets which are part of the pension fund liability balance due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Council built 50 new Council Houses during 2019-20 and plans to build  further 71 properties in 2020-21.
The Council has innovative plans to transform its fostering service. Welsh Government granted a capitalisation direction during 2019-20 to fund this.

Funding and Spending

£-103.3 million surplus income
How is the Council funded?
£479 Million
Main groupings of income
Amount of income in particular area
How much has Flintshire County Council spent?
£582.3 Million
Total: £582.3 Million
A breakdown of the Total Other column in the above chart:
Total Other £ Million
Employee Costs £195.9 Million
Other Service Expenses £205.5 Million
Depreciation, Amorisation and Impairment £83.6 Million
Interest Payments £13.8 Million
Precepts and Levies £28.6 Million
Gain on Disposal of Non-Current Assets £-0.7 Million
Gain on Disposal of Investment Property £-0.2 Million
Total: £55.8 Million


Staff Costs £187.2 Million
Wage variances
Number of employees whose remuneration is over £60,000 per annum 65
Median remuneration £19,554
Highest paid Director £136,548
Ratio between the Council’s highest paid employee and the median position 6.98:1
Termination - number 22
Termination - value 446,000

What they own

£846.2 Million
Total Assets£846.2 Million
Property, Plant and Equipment£723.6 Million
Investment Property£25 Million
Debtors £64.1 Million
Long Term Investments£2.6 Million
Cash and Cash Equivalents£29.1 Million
Other Assets £1.8 Million
Property, Plant and Equipment Breakdown

What they owe

£789.8 Million

Borrowing - long term

£279.6 Million

Borrowing - short term

£67.6 Million