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Council tax and business rates outstanding balance issues

We are currently experiencing a technical issue affecting the outstanding balance shown for Council Tax and NNDR accounts online. We apologise for the inconvenience and are working to fix this issue as soon as possible.

Council Constitution

Pen and paper

The articles of the Constitution set out the basic principles that underlie the way the Council operates.

View the full constitution in separate parts

You can also download a copy of the Council's Full Constitution (PDF) [3MB] here.

We also have an Easy Read document on the Council's Constitution (PDF) [199KB]  .

The other parts of the Constitution include:

  • details of the Council and the committees to which the Council has delegated various powers and the functions that are the responsibility of the executive
  • the terms of reference of the various committees and other bodies
  • the Standing Orders that regulate the proceedings at meetings
  • financial regulations
  • the code of practice for the procurement of works, supplies and services
  • Codes of Conduct for Members and employees
  • the schedule for the payment of Member's Allowances
  • and a description of the management structure of the Council's workforce.

Summary of the Constitution

A summary of the Council's Constitution.

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