During the last financial year the council spent over £316 million providing a range of key services. This webpage explains where this money came from and how it was spent.
Where does the money come from?
The central government Inland Revenue tax system funded most of the money used to provide your services in 2010/11. It came to us in the form of the revenue support grant (65.4%) and from business rates (15.1%). The remainder of the money needed to run services came directly through your local council tax (16.5%) and other grants (3.0%).
|Revenue Support Grant||£206.6m|
|Share of business rates||£47.6m|
Where was the money spent?
Most of the council's money in 2010/11 was spent on our two major service areas – education and social services. The pie chart below shows exactly how the council spends your money across its service areas.
The table below breaks down the major service area budgets to show you in more detail where the money goes.
|Education and Leisure||Spend|
|Individual Schools Budgets||£97.7m|
|Social Services|| |
|Other areas|| |
|Roads Maintenance ||£7.2m|
|Street Sweeping & Cleansing||£3.8m|
|Fire Service Levy||£8.7m|
As well as the spending on services outlined above the council has also invested resources in some major capital schemes. These include £7.4 million renovating council houses and £15.3 million on school buildings.
|Renovation of Council Houses||£7.4m|
|Private Housing Grants||£5.0m|
Further details of the Financial Plan 2010-2011 and the Council Budget 2011-2012 are available on the Council budget and spending webpage.