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 2024-25 with the 2023-24 requirement for comparison purposes.

  2023-24 (£000's) 2024-25 (£000's)
Gross expenditure (excluding contributions to reserves) 59,032 59,443
Income (excluding contributions from reserves, government support and retained business rates income) -40,482 -40,899
Expenditure before contributions to/from reserves 18,550 18,545
Contributions +to/- from reserves -1,693 -1,499
Total net expenditure 16,857 17,046
Retained business rates income -6,986 -7,568
Government support (including new homes bonus, COVID-19 funding and collection fund deficit) -1,702 -1,006
Council Tax requirement 8,169 8,472