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Cumbria County Council income and expenditure

Council Tax levels for Cumbria County Council

Band Council Tax level
A £854.01
B £996.35
C £1,138.68
D £1,281.02
E £1,565.69
F £1,850.36
G £2,135.03
H £2,562.04

 County council income and expenditure

How the money is spent (1) Total spending
2016 to 2017
£million
Net spending
2016 to 2017
£million
Total spending
2017 to 2018
£million
Income
2017 to 2018
£million
Net spending
2017 to 2018
£million
Children's Services (2) 329.5 69.1 333.5 -226.8 66.7
Health and Care Services 219.3 112.3 218.9 -103.5 115.4
Environment and Community Services 169.9 134.0 139.8 -20.7 119.1
Fire Services 17.5 17.4 17.3 -0.5 16.8
Resources 10.4 8.7 37.0 -11.1 25.9
Local Committees 8.0 8.0 8.0 0.0 8.0
Capital Financing 30.1 30.1 26.7 0.0 26.7
Other services (3) 33.4 31.7 33.6 -1.7 31.9
Less charges for building and equipment (4) -30.2 -30.2 -30.4 0 -30.4
Service costs 787.9 381.1 784.4 -404.3 380.1
Money (taken from)/put into reserves -0.2 -0.2 -5.0 0 -5.0
Budget 787.7 380.9 779.4 -404.3 375.1

Changes in Cumbria County Council spending

How Cumbria County Council spending has changed from the 2016 to 2017 tax year to the 2017 to 2018 tax year Amount
£million
Budget 2016 to 2017 380.9
Funding changes. Due to changes in how services are funded and reductions in grant funded expenditure and use of earmarked reserves -15.5
Inflation. This will add to costs. 15.2
Service priorities. Other demands that increase the costs of services. 10.9
Savings. Efficiencies and changes to services that reduce cost of services. -16.4
Total changes -5.8
Budget 2017 to 2018 375.1

Changes in Council Tax requirement for Cumbria County Council

How Council Tax requirement has changed Amount
£million
Council Tax requirement for 2016 to 2017 209.9
Changes in gross expenditure -5.8
Decrease in income receivable from Cumbria Business Rate Pool 0.0
Net decrease in RSG/top up grant/general grant funding 15.3
Increase in income from retained business rates 2.4
Decrease in redistributed Council Tax surplus 0.8
Total changes 11.1
Council Tax requirement 2016 to 2017 213.9

How the Cumbria County Council spend is funded

How the spend is funded 2016 to 2017
£million
2017 to 2018
£million
Government funding -154.9 -139.6
Retained share of local business rates -16.9 -17.5
Pooled business rates (5) -0.7 -0.7
Surplus or shortfall on Council Tax collection -2.5 -3.4
Amount raised from Council Tax 202.9 213.9

How Cumbria County Council Tax requirement is calculated

How Council Tax is calculated 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018
Amount raised from Council Tax £202.9 million £213.9 million
Divide by tax base (number of properties in Band D, less discounts) (6) 164,683 166,999
Council Tax for a Band D property £1,231.87 £1,281.02

Notes:

  1. 2016 to 2017 figures have been revised to reflect restructures within the services
  2. Children's Services total spending has fallen.  This is mainly due to schools that have converted to Academy status which results in the spend associated with them and the corresponding Dedicated Schools Grant being outside of the council
  3. Other services includes provision for inflation.  This will be allocated to services during the year
  4. Each service includes a charge for using buildings and equipment.  These charges are shown in the line 'less charges for buildings and equipment' in the table above
  5. The County Council has entered into a pooled business rates arrangements with five of the six Cumbrian districts in 2017 to 2018.  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
  6. The 2017 to 2018 database is greater than 2016 to 2017 because of changes in the demand for Council Tax discounts and for increases in the number of properties in Cumbria.

This table reflects the budget as agreed by the County Council on 16 February 2017.  Full Cumbria County Council budget report