How Council Tax is calculated and spent

Our other spending

We provide a wide range of services to local residents, businesses and visitors. This table shows our divisions of service expenditure.

  Expenditure (£000’s) Income (£000’s) Net Expenditure (£000’s)
Central services 3,762 -2,041 1,721
Cultural services 5,973 -2,032 3,941
Highways, roads and transport 782 -957 -175
Environmental services 15,642 -8,033 7,609
Planning services 3,051 -1,087 1,964
Housing services 25,484 -24,241 1,243
Other corporate expenditure 6,084 -5,578 506
Net operating expenditure 60,778 -43,969 16,809
Contributions to/from reserves 1,008 -2,548 -1,540
Total net expenditure 61,786 -46,517 15,269

Main activities of each service division

Central services

  • Local taxation
  • Members services
  • Elections
  • Corporate management
  • Land charges

Cultural services

  • Brampton Museum and Art Gallery
  • Parks and open spaces
  • Sports development
  • Community centres
  • Sport and leisure centres
  • Tourism

Highways, roads and transport

  • Parking services
  • Concessionary fares
  • Public transport
  • Street furniture and signs

Planning services

  • Building control
  • Development control
  • Planning policy
  • Economic development
  • Community development

Environmental services

  • Bereavement services
  • Environmental health
  • Refuse collection
  • Recycling
  • Street cleansing
  • Public conveniences
  • Flood defence and drainage
  • Community safety

Housing Services

  • Housing strategy
  • Private sector housing renewal
  • Homelessness
  • Housing benefits

Other corporate expenditure

  • Investment income
  • Interest on loans
  • Pension fund transactions