Conwy County Borough Council

Conwy County Borough Council2019-20

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

Audit findings provided assurance on

Total income £241.4 Million
  • Council tax incom £71.8 Million
  • Revenue Support Grant and Non-Domestic Rates  £154.2 Million
  • Other income £15.4 Million

Council tax income has increased by 10.48% compared to last year

Revenue Support Grant and Non-Domestic Rates have increased by 0.38% compared to last year

and Other income has increased by 10.41% compared to last year

Total expenditure £396.1 Million
How much did they spend on revenue expenditure?
£396.1 Million
How much did they spend on capital expenditure?
£30.3 Million
What they own ££576.9 Million
Total Assets££576.9 Million
Property, Plant and Equipment£496.1 Million
Investment Property£12.1 Million
Debtors £47.5 Million
Short Term Investments£9.2 Million
Cash and Cash Equivalents£6.7 Million
Other Assets £5.3 Million
What they owe £454.3 Million
Total Liabilities£454.3 Million
Borrowing £197.3 Million
Creditors £25.4 Million
Pension Fund Liability£176.7 Million
Other Liabilities £54.9 Million

Borrowing - short term £83.2 Million

Borrowing - long term £114.1 Million

Staff Costs
Wage cost
£150.4 Million
5.97 : 1


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 £30.3m acquiring new property, plant and equipment and maintaining and enhancing existing assets
The balances and reserves held by the Council amount to £14.3m. They are among the lowest in Wales relative to the size of the Council
The storms and flooding events in the last quarter of the financial year required additional and unexpected funding of £0.6m associated with both the initial response and then recovery actions.
The Council has received £7.5m of additional financial support from the Welsh Government to help meet the significant additional financial pressures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
NHS WALES Includes
7 Local Health Boards
  • Aneurin Bevan
  • Betsi Cadwaladr
  • Cardiff and Vale
  • Cwn Taf Morgannwg
  • Hywel Dda
  • Powys
  • Swansea Bay
3 NHS Trusts
  • Public Health Wales
  • Velindre
  • Welsh Ambulance Services
1 Special Health Authority
  • Health Education and Improvement Wales
Primary care services

Healthcare services that you can find in your community, outside of hospital

Healthcare from other providers

Healthcare services that are provided by other organisations, not NHS Wales

Hospital, Community Health Services
    This relates to expenditure on
  • Healthcare services that are provided in hospital
  • A wide range of community services, such as district nursing and palliative care, and health promotion services such as school nursing and health visiting
& by Special Health Authorities

This relates to expenditure incurred by Health Education and Improvement Wales, who have a leading role in the education, training, development and shaping of the healthcare workforce in Wales

Amounts due from the Welsh Government

The Welsh Government will reimburse NHS Wales for any medical negligence claims that are more than £25,000

Special measures

the highest level of escalation that happens where there are concerns that the NHS body needs external support to respond to the serious concerns identified

Ministerial Direction

this is a formal instruction from Welsh Ministers telling the Permanent Secretary to proceed with a spending proposal

Contingent liability

this is a cost that may occur depending on what happens in the future, but the amount cannot be determined at this time

Staff Costs £4.2 billion

staff costs include salary and wages of £3.3 billion, pension costs of £0.6 billion and social security costs of £0.3 billion

Financial duties

Health Boards and NHS Trusts are required to breakeven over a three-year rolling period. The Special Health Authority is required to breakeven each year

Cardiff and Vale

Cardiff and Vale achieved breakeven for the year, but a cumulative three-year deficit means it failed its target