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The finance service is responsible for providing financial and accounting advice to the Council, its members and its officers. It is responsible for the preparation and control of budgets; the formal setting of council tax; publishing the council's annual statement of accounts; audit; fees and charges; financial transparency; capital accounting and treasury management; income receipting; VAT and advice; and payable and receivable accounts. To contact the Finance department please telephone 01205 314200 or email: