Finance code

The Finance Code describes all our financial policies and procedures

The Finance Code (PDF format) contains essential information for all levels of management and is issued on the authority of the Chief Executive. It is guided by a number of Central Government documents which are encapsulated in our Management Agreement with DCMS. These include Managing Public Money, and Regularity, Propriety and Value for Money, both published by HM Treasury.


  1. Introduction
  2. Statutory Duties
  3. Financial Planning and Accounting Timetable
  4. Financial Roles and Responsibilities
  5. Financial Guidance and Advice
  6. Asset Management
  7. The Role of Internal Audit
  8. Responsibility for Income and Receipts
  9. Cash Management
  10. Cash-Flow Planning
  11. Integrity of Accounts Data
  12. Government Transparency