How Council Tax is calculated and spent
Our Council Tax requirement
Our Council Tax requirement is the amount which is needed to provide our services after taking into account:
- any transfers to and from reserves
- general government grants
- collection fund transfers.
The Council Tax requirement is met by local taxpayers.
The table on this page shows the amounts we require for 2022-23 with the 2021-22 requirement for comparison purposes.
|2021-22 (£000's)||2022-23 (£000's)|
|Gross expenditure (excluding contributions to reserves)||60,009||60,778|
|Income (excluding contributions from reserves, government support and retained business rates income)||-43,451||-43,969|
|Expenditure before contributions to/from reserves||16,558||16,809|
|Contributions +to/- from reserves||-1,598||-1,540|
|Total net expenditure||14,960||15,269|
|Retained business rates income||-6,106||-6,150|
|Government support (including new homes bonus, COVID-19 funding and collection fund deficit)||-1,209||-1,200|
|Council Tax requirement||7,645||7,919|