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Cost of council services

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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