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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.

2016/17     Services     2017/18
Gross Exp £m Income £m Net Exp £m   Gross Exp £m Income £m Net Exp £m
241.330 205.718 35.612 Children’s and Education Services 248.282 212.396 35.886
122.964 46.043 76.921 Adult Social Care 126.698 44.945 81.753
17.737 0.138 17.599 Public Health 18.319 1.313 17.006
59.466 7.491 51.975 Cultural, Environmental and Planning Services 68.663 5.808 62.855
99.508 99.000 0.508 Housing Benefits and Services 101.799 102.149 -0.350
33.133 4.089 29.044 Highways, Roads and Transport Services 23.843 4.123 19.720
14.394 13.847 0.547 Central Services / Corporate Costs 15.449 14.819 0.630
588.532 376.326 212.206 Cost of Services 603.053 385.553 217.500
    19.114 Capital Financing Costs     16.663
    1.310 Collection Fund Deficit / (Surplus)     0.000
    232.630 Net Revenue Budget     234.163
      Financed by      
    28.289 Revenue Support Grant     -
    45.038 Business Rates *     77.109
    3.006 Grants in Lieu of Business Rates     4.700
    16.487 Public Health Grant     -
    - Adult Social Care Grant     1.289
    3.357 Education Services Grant     0.954
    3.362 New Homes Bonus Adjustment Grant     2.749
    1.022 Transition Grant     1.009
    0.608 Contribution from Earmarked Reserves     1.881
    - Contribution from General Fund Balances     3.575
    131.461 Stockport Council Tax Requirement     140.897
  • 100% retained business rates from 2017/18