Bridgend County Borough Council

Bridgend 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 £438.5 Million
  • Council Tax Income £97 Million
  • Revenue Support Grant and Non-Domestic Rates  £191.9 Million
  • Other Income  £144.3 Million

Council Tax Income has increased by 7.6% compared to last year

Revenue Support Grant and Non-Domestic Rates have increased by 0.1% compared to last year

and Other Income has increased by 2.2% compared to last year

Total expenditure £476.9 Million
How much did they spend on revenue expenditure?
£457.9 Million
How much did they spend on capital expenditure?
£19 Million
What they own £599 Million
Total Assets£599 Million
Property, Plant and Equipment£522.9 Million
Investment Property£4.6 Million
Debtors £36.3 Million
Short Term Investments£25.1 Million
Cash and Cash Equivalents£3.6 Million
Other Assets £6.5 Million
What they owe £447.3 Million
Total Liabilities£447.3 Million
Borrowing £98.3 Million
Creditors £34.5 Million
Pension Fund Liability£289.2 Million
Provisions£5 Million
Other Liabilities £20.3 Million

Borrowing - long term £97.4 Million

Borrowing - short term £0.9 Million

Staff Costs
Wage cost
£178 Million
6.28 : 1


The Auditor general certified the Council’s 2019-20 financial statements with an unqualified audit opinion. In doing so the Auditor General raised an emphasis of matter narrative with regard to material uncertainty, due to the pandemic, in respect of property assets within the pension fund. 
While the Council is facing financial challenges it continued to have a strong balance sheet position as at 31 March 2020. 
The Council’s 2019-20 deficit on provision of services was £13.5m, being £5.1m higher than the previous year’s deficit.
In 2019-20 the Council incurred pandemic-related expenditure of £271k, with the level of pandemic-related expenditure significantly increasing during 2020-21.
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