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Our budget and service costs

Each financial year we work out spending and income based on our aims, priorities and resources, and use this to set our budget. The remaining balance is funded by a grant from government and a percentage of council tax.

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The net budget requirement for 2020/21 is estimated at £17,464,000, an increase of £413,000 (2.42%) on last year’s budget.

The council has achieved a balanced budget, whilst ensuring council tax rises are kept to a minimum.

Service Gross expenditure Total income Net cost 20/21 Net cost 19/20
Corporate management, legal, strategy and democracy services £6,038,000 (£1,354,000) £4,683,000 £4,563,000
Commissioned services including museums, theatres and environmental and waste services £12,738,000 (£3,366,000) £9,372,000 £9,215,000
Direct services including housing, community and engineering £10,427,000 (£14,035,000) (£3,609,000) (£4,528,000)
Planning, property and regeneration £8,136,000 (£17,611,000) (£9,475,000) (£9,339,000)
Benefits, council tax and business rates £47,773,000 (£47,018,000) £754,000 £740,000
Other services £16,115,000 (£282,000) £15,833,000 £16,509
Reserves contributions £312,000 (£406,000) (£94,000) (£108,000)
Total £101,538,000 (£84,074,000) £17,464,000 £17,051,000
Housing revenue account £25,744,000 (£25,587,000) £157,000 £0