What your Council Tax pays for

5. Cost of all services

The table shows the cost of all services provided by the council and its 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.

2023/24 2023/24 2023/24 Services 2024/25 2024/25 2024/25
Gross Expenditure £m Income £m Net Expenditure £m   Gross Expenditure £m Income £m Net Expenditure £m
312.216 253.975 58.241 Children’s and Education Services 349.713 278.552 71.161
194.337 70.269 124.068 Adult Social Care 209.674 76.721 132.953
19.404 2.370 17.034 Public Health 20.781 2.598 18.183
60.686 8.231 52.455 Cultural, Environmental and Planning Services 64.752 8.403 56.349
74.330 74.166 0.164 Housing Benefits and Services 75.752 75.454 0.298
39.046 6.521 32.525 Highways, Roads and Transport Services 37.276 7.332 29.944
29.904 27.795 2.109 Central Services/Corporate Costs 30.029 28.959 1.070
729.923 443.327 286.596 Cost of Services 787.977 478.019 309.958
    23.810 Capital Financing Costs     26.103
    310.406 Net Revenue Budget     336.061
             
      Financed by      
    58.938 Business Rates     63.343
    28.238 Grants in Lieu of Business Rates     30.197
    0.000 Business Rates: Green Plant and Machinery     0.124
    18.578 Social Care Grant     24.458
    3.005 Social Care Market Sustainability Grant     5.614
    1.938 Services Grant     0.335
    0.134 New Homes Bonus Grant     0.024
    6.619 Better Care Fund Allocation     6.619
    9.634 Collection Fund Surplus     7.883
    (2.119) Collection Fund Deficit Deferral     0.000
    1.746 Contribution from Earmarked Reserves     2.896
    183.695 Council Tax Requirement     194.568