Wrexham County Borough 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 paid £2.5m in Covid-19 business grants before 31 March 2020.
The Council owned company, Wrexham Commercial Services, ceased trading during the year and the functions provided by the company were transferred back to the Council.
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 spent £75m acquiring new property, plant and equipment and maintaining and enhancing existing assets.
The Council generated £7.4m in capital receipts through the sale of Council houses under the right to buy scheme.

Funding and Spending

£-87.5 million surplus income
How is the Council funded?
£443.6 Million
Main groupings of income
Amount of income in particular area
How much has Wrexham County Borough Council spent?
£531.1 Million
Total: £531.1 Million
A breakdown of the Total Other column in the above chart:
Total Other £ Million
Environment and Technical £44.3 Million
Planning and Regulatory £4.1 Million
Housing and Economy £59.2 Million
Housing Revenue Account £51.8 Million
Social Care £81.9 Million
Education and Early Intervention £17.9 Million
Schools £98.3 Million
Governance and Customer Services £3.9 Million
Finance and ICT £8.7 Million
Chief Executive £3.7 Million
Repair and Maintenance £2.1 Million
Corporate and Central £14.8 Million
Other Operating Expenditure £25 Million
Financining and Investment Expenditure £40.8 Million
Total: £74.6 Million


Staff Costs £168.9 Million
Wage variances
Number of employees whose remuneration is over £60,000 per annum 50
Median remuneration £0
Highest paid Director £119,928
Ratio between the Council’s highest paid employee and the median position 5.67:1
Termination - number 63
Termination - value 513,000

What they own

£1198.8 Million
Total Assets£1198.8 Million
Property, Plant and Equipment£1140.1 Million
Investment Property£0 Million
Debtors £37.8 Million
Short Term Investments£17 Million
Cash and Cash Equivalents£0 Million
Other Assets £3.9 Million
Property, Plant and Equipment Breakdown

What they owe

£800.8 Million

Borrowing - long term

£346.5 Million

Borrowing - short term

£55.8 Million