Our Resources service brings together service areas who work to provide corporate and business support to the council as well as delivering services to the residents of County Durham.
The services within this group are:
- corporate finance
- financial services
- people and talent management services
- information communication technology services (ICT)
- internal audit and risk management
- legal and democratic services
Resources has responsibility for producing the Medium-Term Financial Plan (MTFP). This three-year plan, ensures that the appropriate resources are allocated to deliver our priorities and that efficiencies can be made through forward planning.
Resources has responsibility for delivering key services to the rest of the council and to external customers. Our front-facing services include:
- collecting council tax and business rates
- payment of housing and council tax benefits
- the registration of births, deaths and marriages
There are three statutory roles within Resources:
- Monitoring Officer for legal issues
- Section 151 Officer to administer our financial affairs
- the Electoral Roll Officer
The services provided to staff within the council include:
- support to county councillors
- financial accounting
- staff development programmes
- facilities management
- building maintenance
The Corporate Director of Resources is John Hewitt.