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.

View our budget summary

The net budget requirement for 2018/19 is estimated at £16,179,000, a decrease of £1.58m (8.9%), on last year’s budget.

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

Breakdown of service costs

Service Gross expenditure Total income Net cost 18/19 Net cost 17/18
Corporate management, legal, strategy and democracy services £3,383,000 £656,000 £2,727,000 £3,004,000
Commissioned services including museums, theatres and environmental and waste services £20,396,000 £13,182,000 £7,215,000 £8,100,000
Direct services including housing, community and engineering £9,275,000 £13,740,000 £4,465,000 £2,432,000
Planning and regeneration £4,330,000 £2,233,000 £2,098,000 £2,464,000
Property, finance and central services £7,810,000 £8,279,000 £469,000 £2,431,000
Benefits, council tax and business rates £49,064,000 £48,077,000 £987,000 £1,164,000
Other services £12,873,000 £4,663,000 £8,210,000 £3,062,000
Reserves contributions £298,000 £422,000 £124,000 £33,000
Total £107,430,000 £91,251,000 £16,179,000 £17,759,000
Housing revenue account £25,395,000 £25,395,000 £0 £0

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