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Our income and expenditure

Council Tax levels for South Lakeland District Council

Band Council Tax level
A £123.75
B £144.38
C £165.00
D £185.63
E £226.88
F £268.13
G £309.38
H £371.26

How our Council Tax requirement is calculated

We estimate the future cost of our services and the degree to which it is offset by income that will be generated by the fees and charges which apply for certain activities.

The net budget requirement of £11,162,300 for 2017 to 2018 is to be met from:

  • retained Non Domestic Rates of £3,037,300
  • Revenue Support Grant of £249,400
  • other grants of £463,300
  • income from Council Tax payers of £8,329,075
  • offset by a collection fund deficit of £916,800

Our budget takes account of inflation and changes in its fees and charges together with identified trends in actual expenditure and income levels.  Gross service expenditure has remained broadly similar.

Net expenditure on Services, without the impact of capital items, has decreased by £725,400. This largely relates to non-recurring budget in 2016 to 2017 linked to, for example, the Customer Connect implementation programme and costs of the December 2015 floods.  In addition, the level of central government support through Revenue Support and other general grants has reduced by £768,000.

We have approved a £5 (Band D equivalent) increase in Council Tax as part of setting a balanced budget.

Our budget

How our Council Tax requirement is calculated 2016 to 2017
£000
2017 to 2018
£000
Cost of services (net expenditure) 16,243.7 15,887.5
Financing Entries and Statutory Account Requirements -1,891.9 -4,033.6
Net increase/(decrease) in General Fund Balances and Reserves -1,775.8 -691.6
Our budget requirement 12,576.0 11,162.3
Non-Domestic Rates -3,024.3 -3,037.3
Revenue Support Grant -934.0 -249.4
Other Grants -546.7 -463.3
Our demand on collection fund 8,071.0 7,412.3
Special expenses (parishes)/Collection Fund Deficit -31.0 916.8
Our Council Tax requirement 8,040.00 8,329.1

How our budget requirement has changed

How our budget requirement has changed since last year £000
Budget requirement for our service 2015 to 2016 12,576.0
Reduction to net expenditure (excluding capital charges) -725.4
Changes to capital charges 369.2
Changes in Financing Entries and Statutory Accounting Requirements -2,141.7
Changes in General Fund Balances and Reserves 1,084.2
Budget requirement for our services 2017 to 2018 11,162.3

Our income and expenditure

Service Gross expenditure
2016 to 2017
£000
Net expenditure
2016 to 2017
£000
Gross expenditure
2017 to 2018
£000
Income
2017 to 2018
£000
Net expenditure
2017 to 2018
£000
Neighbourhood Services 15,080.7 6,326.3 14,099.4 8,043.3 6,056.1
Strategic Planning 8,124.3 4,332.5 9,794.1 5,453.6 4,340.5
Policy and Performance 3,008.4 2,318.7 2,587.4 227.5 2,359.9
Resources 23,382.3 3,266.2 23,273.8 20,142.8 3,131.0
Cost of services 49,595.7 16,243.7 49,754.7 33,867.2 15,887.5