In 2022 to 2023 funding will come from:

  • retained business rate and baseline need funding: £66,123,674
  • specific government grants: £142,918,641 
  • fees, charges and other income: £144,319,663
  • Council Tax: £138,086,312
  • uses of reserves: £4,852,700.

Total: £496,300,990 

What does the council spend money on?

We mostly spend our money on education, schools and children's social services. This is like most other councils that have a responsibility for education. 

The next area that has a large amount spent on it is housing, followed by other services for the community such as care for older people. The cost of older people's services is increasing because people are living longer. 

Services 2022 to 2023 Budget 2022 to 2023 Cost per day
Services for children £137.530 million £377,000
Housing (including benefit payments) £102.988 million £282,000
Adult social services £114.343 million £313,000
Services for the environment £55.404 million £152,000
Leisure and cultural services £18.960 million £52,000
Public Health £16.003 million £44,000
Other services £50.537 million £138,000
Budget 2022 to 2023 £495.764 million £1.358 million

Key council services

  • adult social services
  • children and families, including education
  • Council Tax reduction scheme and Housing Benefit
  • community safety
  • economic development
  • environmental services and licensing
  • highways and public transport
  • housing and health improvement
  • leisure services
  • libraries
  • planning services
  • street cleaning and parking
  • trading standards
  • waste collection and recycling
  • waste disposal
  • youth services.