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Cost of council services

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.

Breakdown of service costs

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

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