What your Council Tax pays for

6. Cost of all services

The table below shows the cost of all services provided by the Council and their financing.

The Council receives specific grants for some services and generates additional income to help fund expenditure. The balance is met from Central general government grants, reserves and Council Tax receipts.

2017/18     Services     2018/19
Gross Exp £m Income £m Net Exp £m   Gross Exp £m Income £m Net Exp £m
247.503 212.396 35.107 Children’s and Education Services 262.597 223.134 39.463
126.698 44.945 81.753 Adult Social Care 141.992 52.204 89.788
18.319 1.313 17.006 Public Health 19.697 2.521 17.176
68.348 5.808 62.540 Cultural, Environmental and Planning Services 57.654 5.816 51.838
101.799 102.149 (0.350) Housing Benefits and Services 93.674 93.708 (0.034)
23.843 4.123 19.720 Highways, Roads and Transport Services 33.903 4.881 29.022
10.264 14.819 (4.555) Central Services / Corporate Costs 17.551 23.794 (6.243)
596.774 385.553 211.221 Cost of Services 627.068 406.058 221.010
    22.942 Capital Financing Costs     23.077
    0.000 2016/17 Collection Fund Deficit / (Surplus)     (0.915)
    0.000 2017/18 Collection Fund Deficit / (Surplus)     2.073
    234.163 Net Revenue Budget     245.245
      Financed by      
    77.109 Business Rates *     67.041
    4.700 Grants in Lieu of Business Rates     10.210
    1.289 Adult Social Care Grant     0.000
    0.954 Education Services Grant     0.000
    2.749 New Homes Bonus Adjustment Grant     1.554
    1.009 Transition Grant     0.000
    0.000 Better Care Fund Allocation     3.111
    1.881 Contribution from Earmarked Reserves     14.143
    3.575 Contribution from General Fund Balances     0.022
    140.897 Stockport Council Tax Requirement     149.164
  • 100% retained business rates from 2017/18