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 2023-24 with the 2022-23 requirement for comparison purposes.
|2022-23 (£000's)||2023-24 (£000's)|
|Gross expenditure (excluding contributions to reserves)||60,778||59,032|
|Income (excluding contributions from reserves, government support and retained business rates income)||-43,969||-40,482|
|Expenditure before contributions to/from reserves||16,809||18,550|
|Contributions +to/- from reserves||-1,540||-1,693|
|Total net expenditure||15,269||16,857|
|Retained business rates income||-6,150||-6,986|
|Government support (including new homes bonus, COVID-19 funding and collection fund deficit)||-1,200||-1,702|
|Council Tax requirement||7,919||8,169|