Cumbria County Council income and expenditure

Last Updated: 6 July 2022

Council Tax levels for Cumbria County Council

Council Tax levels
Band Council Tax level
A £1,018.66
B £1,188.45
C £1,358.22
D £1,528.00
E £1,867.55
F £2,207.11
G £2,546.66
H £3,056.00

County council income and expenditure

Cumbria County income and expenditure for 2020 to 2021 and 2022 to 2023
How the money is spent Total spending2021 to 2022£million Net spending2021 to 2022£million Total spending2022 to 2023£million Income2022 to 2023 £million Net spending 2022 to 2023 £million
People 642.8 196.9 668.7 -460.4 208.3
Economy & Infrastructure 154.4 129.2 168.5 -26.5 142.0
Fire & Rescue Services 21.0 20.5 21.6 -0.6 21.0
Local Committees 9.4 9.4 10.9 0.0 10.9
Corporate, Customer & Community 44.5 39.6 46.7 -5.0 41.7
Finance 39.7 37.9 40.4 -1.8 38.6
Other items Charged Corporately 6.2 5.7 4.5 -0.5 4.0
Other services (1) 13.9 13.9 29.8 0.0 29.8
Less charges for building and equipment (2) -34.9 -34.9 -40.8 0.0 -40.8
Service costs 918.0 439.2 961.3 -494.8 466.5
Money (taken from)/put into reserves 17.7 17.7 -13.0 0.0 -13.0
Budget 914.7 435.9 937.3 -494.8 442.5
How the Cumbria County Council spend is funded
How the spend is funded 2021 to 2022£million 2022 to 2023 £million
Government funding -157.5 -159.8
Retained share of local business rates -18.9 -14.3
Pooled Business Rates (3) -2.5 -2.5
Surplus or shortfall on Council Tax collection 0.9 -0.1
Amount raised from Council Tax 257.9 265.8
How the Council Tax requirement is calculated
How Council Tax is calculated 2020 to 2021 2022 to 2023
Amount raised from Council Tax £248.3million £265.8million
Divide by tax base (number of properties in Band D, less discounts) (4) 172,396 173,964
Council Tax for a Band D property £1,440.05 £1,528.00
Changes in Cumbria County Council spending
How Cumbria County Council spending has changed Amount £million
Budget 2021 to 2022 435.9
Funding changes: due to changes in how services are funded and reductions in grant funded expenditure and use of earmarked reserves -2.8
Earmarked Reserves: Change due to allocation to/from Reserves -31.1
Inflation: this will add to costs 24.3
Service priorities: other demands that increase the costs of services 12.9
Savings: efficiencies and changes to services that reduce cost of services 3.3
Total changes 6.6
Budget 2022 to 2023 442.5
Changes in Council Tax requirement for Cumbria County Council
How Council Tax requirement has changed Amount £million
Council Tax requirement for 2021 to 2022 257.9
Changes in Net Budget (see above) 6.6
Changes in General Funding not reflected in the Net Budget -2.3
Decrease in budgeted income from Retained share of local Business rates 4.6
Change in surplus of shortfall on council tax collection from previous years -1.0
Total charges 7.9
Council Tax requirement 2022 to 2023 265.8

Notes:

  1. Other services includes provision for inflation that will be allocated to services during the year and also includes precept payments which will be made to third parties during the year
  2. Each service includes a depreciation 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 2022 to 2023. This figure is an estimate of the benefit to the County Council of being part of the Cumbria Business Rate Pool.
  4. The 2022 to 2023 taxbase is greater than 2021 to 2022 because of changes in the demand for Council Tax discounts and for changes to a number of properties liable for Council Tax in Cumbria.

This table reflects the budget as agreed by the County Council on 10 February 2022.