Cumbria County Council income and expenditure

Last Updated: 21 May 2021

Council Tax levels for Cumbria County Council

Council Tax levels
Band Council Tax level
A £998.69
B £1,165.15
C £1,331.59
D £1,498.04
E £1,830.93
F £2,163.84
G £2,496.73
H £2,996.08

County council income and expenditure

Cumbria County income and expenditure for 2019 to 2020 and 2020 to 2021
How the money is spent Total spending2020 to 2021£million Net spending20120 to 2021£million Total spending2021 to 2022£million Income2021 to 2022 £million Net spending 2021 to 2022 £million
People 626.0 182.4 642.8 -445.9 196.9
Economy & Infrastructure 152.9 130.0 154.4 -25.2 129.2
Fire & Rescue Services 20.2 19.8 21.0 -0.5 20.5
Local Communities 8.2 8.2 9.4 0.0 9.4
Corporate, Customer & Community 42.3 37.7 44.5 -4.9 39.6
Finance 28.9 27.1 39.7 -1.8 37.9
Other items Charged Corporately 12.7 12.2 6.2 -0.5 5.7
Other services (1) 22.6 22.6 13.9 0.0 13.9
Less charges for building and equipment (2) -34.9 -34.9 -34.9 0.0 -34.9
Service costs 878.9 405.1 897.0 -478.8 418.2
Money (taken from)/put into reserves 3.1 3.1 17.7 0.0 17.7
Budget 882.0 408.2 914.7 -478.8 435.9
How the Cumbria County Council spend is funded
How the spend is funded 2012 to 2021£million 2021 to 2022£million
Government funding -138.4 -157.5
Retained share of local business rates -19.1 -18.9
Pooled Business Rates (3) -2.5 -2.5
Surplus or shortfall on Council Tax collection 0.1 0.9
Amount raised from Council Tax 248.3 257.9
How the Council Tax requirement is calculated
How Council Tax is calculated 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021
Amount raised from Council Tax £236.5 million £248.3million
Divide by tax base (number of properties in Band D, less discounts) (4) 170,721 172,396
Council Tax for a Band D property £1,385.28 £1,440.05
Changes in Cumbria County Council spending
How Cumbria County Council spending has changed Amount£million
Budget 2020 to 2021 408.2
Funding changes: due to changes in how services are funded and reductions in grant funded expenditure and use of earmarked reserves 11.3
Inflation: this will add to costs 4.0
Service priorities: other demands that increase the costs of services 5.4
Savings: efficiencies and changes to services that reduce cost of services 7
Total changes 27.7
Budget 2021 to 2022 435.9
Changes in Council Tax requirement for Cumbria County Council
How Council Tax requirement has changed Amount£million
Council Tax requirement for 2020 to 2021 248.3
Changes in gross expenditure 27.7
Increase in income receivable from Cumbria Business Rate Pool 0.0
Net increase in RSG/top up grant/general grant funding -19.1
Increase in income from retained business rates 0.2
Decrease in redistributed Council Tax surplus 0.8
Total changes 9.6
Council Tax requirement 2020 to 2021 257.9

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.