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Cost of council services

The net budget requirement for 2017/18 is estimated at £17,759,000, a decrease of £1,396,000 (7%), 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 17/18 Net cost 16/17
Corporate management, legal, strategy and democracy services £3,587,000 £583,000 £3,004,000 £2,834,000
Commissioned services including museums, theatres and environmental and waste services £21,195,000 £13,095,000 £8,100,000 £8,921,000
Direct services including housing, community and engineering £10,625,000 £13,057,000 £2,432,000 £2,481,000
Planning and regeneration £4,679,000 £2,215,000 £2,464,000 £2,251,000
Property, finance and central services £9,682,000 £7,251,000 £2,431,000 £1,415,000
Benefits, council tax and business rates £49,241,000 £48,077,000 £1,164,000 £1,351,000
Other services £12,525,000 £9,463,000 £3,062,000 £7,727,000
Reserves contributions £539,000 £572,000 £33,000 £33,000
Total £112,072,000 £94,313,000 £17,759,000 £19,155,000
Housing revenue account £25,602,000 £25,602,000 £0 £0

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