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Cumbria County Council income and expenditure

Council Tax levels for Cumbria County Council

Band Council Tax level
A £923.52
B £1,077.44
C £1,231.36
D £1,385.28
E £1,693.12
F £2,000.96
G £2,308.80
H £2,770.56

 County council income and expenditure

How the money is spent Total spending
2018 to 2019
£million
Net spending
2018 to 2019
£million
Total spending
2019 to 2020
£million
Income
2019 to 2020
£million
Net spending
2019 to 2020
£million
People 590.0 186.5 599.8 -420.0 179.8
Economy & Infrastructure 142.7 122.3 146.3 -20.2 126.1
Fire & Rescue Services 17.2 16.8 19.0 -0.4 18.6
Local Communities 7.9 7.9 7.9 0.0 7.9
Corporate, Customer & Community 34.0 29.4 36.0 -4.7 31.3
Finance 24.7 23.7 25.2 -1.1 24.1
Other items Charged Corporately 7.4 6.4 9.6 -1.1 8.5
Other services (1) 14.8 14.8 14.8 0.0 14.8
Less charges for building and equipment (2) -32.5 -32.5 -34.8 0.0 -34.8
Service costs 806.2 375.3 823.8 -447.5 376.3
Money (taken from)/put into reserves -4.5 -4.5 2.4 0.0 2.4
Budget 801.7 370.8 826.2 447.5 378.7

How the Cumbria County Council spend is funded

How the spend is funded 2018 to 2019
£million
2019 to 2020
£million
Government funding -123.0 -123.7
Retained share of local business rates -18.6 -17.9
Pooled Business Rates (3) -0.7 -0.7
Surplus or shortfall on Council Tax collection -3.2 -0.1
Amount raised from Council Tax 225.3 263.5

How Council Tax requirement is calculated

How Council Tax is calculated 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020
Amount raised from Council Tax £225.3 million £263.5 million
Divide by tax base (number of properties in Band D, less discounts) (4) 169,131 170,721
Council Tax for a Band D property £1,332.13 £1,385.28

Changes in Cumbria County Council spending

How Cumbria County Council spending has changed Amount
£million
Budget 2018 to 2019 370.8
Funding changes: due to changes in how services are funded and reductions in grant funded expenditure and use of earmarked reserves -3.8
Inflation: this will add to costs 14.0
Service priorities: other demands that increase the costs of services 10.9
Savings: efficiencies and changes to services that reduce cost of services -13.1
Total changes 8.0
Budget 2018 to 2019 378.8

Changes in Council Tax requirement for Cumbria County Council

How Council Tax requirement has changed Amount
£million
Council Tax requirement for 2018 to 2019 225.3
Changes in gross expenditure 8.0
Decrease in income receivable from Cumbria Business Rate Pool 0
Less: Net decrease in RSG/top up grant/general grant funding -0.8
Increase in income from retained business rates 0.7
Decrease in redistributed Council Tax surplus 3.3
Total changes 11.2
Council Tax requirement 2018 to 2019 236.5

Notes:

  1. Other services includes provision for inflation. This will be allocated to services during the year.
  2. Each service includes a charge for using building and equipment. These charges are also shown in the line 'less for charges for buildings and equipment' in the table above.
  3. The County Council has entered into a pooled business rates arrangements with all six Cumbrian districts in 2019 to 2020. This is an agreement for one year which may be extended on an annual basis. This figure is an estimate of the benefit to the Council of being part of the Cumbria Business Rate Pool.
  4. The 2019 to 2020 taxbase is greater than 2018 to 2019 because of changes in the demand for Council Tax discounts and for increase in the number of properties in Cumbria.

This table reflects the budget as agreed by the County Council on 14 February 2019.

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