Ceredigion 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 has a clear approach to financial management that is serving it well and helping it to remain financially sustainable.
The Council set aside £1.5 million in a contingency earmarked reserve to help fund additional costs in 2020/21 as a result of the COVID outbreak.
The Council is also responsible for the preparation of the annual return for the Ceredigion Harbour Authority which received a clean audit opinion.
The Auditor General's opinion drew attention to potential uncertainty for property assets which are part of the pension fund liability balance due to the COVID19 pandemic.

Funding and Spending

£-77.7 million surplus income
How is the Council funded?
£162.1 Million
Main groupings of income
Amount of income in particular area
How much has Ceredigion Council spent?
£239.8 Million
Total: £239.8 Million
A breakdown of the Total Other column in the above chart:
Total Other £ Million
Schools £73.8 Million
Lifelong Learning and Culture £7 Million
Finance and Procurement £30.3 Million
Democratic Services £4.8 Million
People and Organisation £3.2 Million
Children Services £10.5 Million
Adult Services £51 Million
Policy and Performance £2.9 Million
Highways and Environmental Services £27.3 Million
Economy amd Regeneration £9 Million
Customer Contact £6.6 Million
Legal and Governance £1.5 Million
Leadership Group £1 Million
Total: £10.9 Million


Staff Costs £97.4 Million
Wage variances
Number of employees whose remuneration is over £60,000 per annum 19
Median remuneration £20,751
Highest paid Director £114,711
Ratio between the Council’s highest paid employee and the median position 5.5:1
Termination - number 64
Termination - value 953,000

What they own

£449.6 Million
Total Assets£449.6 Million
Property, Plant and Equipment£381.1 Million
Investment Property£17.6 Million
Short Term Investments£6 Million
Cash and Cash Equivalents£15.7 Million
Heritage Assets£3.1 Million
Other Assets£1.3 Million
Property, Plant and Equipment Breakdown

What they owe

£307.7 Million

Borrowing - long term

£116.9 Million

Borrowing - short term

£6.3 Million