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Cardiff Council

Managing the Council’s Finances

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Statement of accounts

The Council publishes its Statement of Accounts (incorporating Cardiff Harbour Authority). From 2017/18, the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Pension Fund Statement of Accounts and Annual Governance Statement are available as separate documents, prior to this they were incorporated in the Council’s Statement of Accounts. From 2019/20, the Cardiff Port Health Authority small body return is available as a separate document, prior to this it was incorporated in the Council’s Statement of Accounts. The accounts provide information on our financial activities during the year, and assets and liabilities at year-end. The accounts are independently audited by Audit Wales​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window

​​The statement for Cardiff Council, Cardiff Harbour Authority and Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan pension fund along with Cardiff Port Health Authority and the three joint committees where Cardiff Council is the lead authority Glamorgan Archives, Prosiect Gwyrdd and Cardiff Capital Region City Deal are available below.​​

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2019-20​ (75.3kb PDF)​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window


 Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Pension Fund


Annual Governance Statement

Cardiff Council is the lead authority for Cardiff Capital Region City Deal, Glamorgan Archives, Prosiect Gwyrdd and Cardiff Port Health Authority.​ The Welsh Purchasing Consortium finished on the 31 March 2016, accounts are available up until the 2015/16 financial year.

Cardiff Capital Region City Deal

Glamorgan Archives


Prosiect Gwyrdd


Cardiff Port Health Authority

The draft smaller body return has not been approved as in previous years this return has been approved alongside the Council’s accounts. The final audited return will be approved at Council with the Council’s Statement of Accounts. The approval process will be reviewed in 2020/21.


The Welsh Purchasing Consortium

The maintenance and integrity of the City of Cardiff Council’s website is the responsibility of the Accounting Officer/Client Officer; the work carried out by auditors does not involve consideration of these matters and accordingly auditors accept no responsibility for any changes that may have occurred to the financial statements since they were initially presented on the website. 

Managing Financial Risk​ 

The Council takes a proactive approach towards managing risk which helps us make best use of our resources.

We have a statutory responsibility to examine, evaluate and monitor how we use our resources, including finances, and this work is undertaken with the support of Internal Auditors.

The Internal Auditors provide advice and guidance on developing robust measures to monitor and control risk, help identify improvements, and to ensure compliance with rules and regulations. They also help deal with the prevention, detection and investigation of suspected fraud or financial impropriety.​​

Internal audit

​​Internal audit protects Cardiff Council by providing risk based and objective assurance, advice and insight.

See more information on the Internal Audit.


All the Council’s physical assets - such as buildings, vehicles and machinery - are insured, and we also have liability insurances to cover against financial loss due to liabilities that may arise for damage or injury caused by the Council, its employees or other people acting on its behalf, if the Council is found to be at fault.

Our Insurance section co-ordinates the handling of all insurance claims made by or against the Council. If you have a general query about Council insurance or want to make a claim please contact us.
If you intend making a claim against the council we recommend reading Making a claim against Cardiff Council. Liability Claims – Guidance Notes

All claims are assessed individually and fairly, and where claims are legitimate we aim to settle as quickly as possible. However, there is no automatic right to compensation - you will need to prove that the Council has been at fault in law.

Tel: 029 20872247 

You can also write to:
PO Box 9000
CF10 3ND