Our income and expenditure

Last Updated: 2 November 2022

Council Tax levels for South Lakeland District Council

Council Tax levels
Band Council Tax level
A £133.03
B £155.20
C £177.39
D £199.54
E £243.88
F £288.22
G £332.57
H £399.08

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 £14,034,200 for 2020 to 2021 is to be met from:

  • retained Non Domestic Rates of £4,564,900
  • Government grants of £433,500
  • increased by a collection fund deficit of £85,100
  • income from Council Tax payers of £9,121,400

Our budget takes account of inflation and changes in its fees and charges together with identified trends in actual expenditure and income levels. Net expenditure on services decreased by £537,100.

This is mainly as a result of the Customer Connect programme to focus on the needs of the customer and delivering faster, better and more cost-effective services. This is offset by some one-off growth including funding for climate change and carbon reduction.

In addition, the level of central government support through business rates and general grant income has increased by £1,027,800. This is the last year of the current funding arrangements and this increase is expected to be a one-off.

Budget requirement change
How our budget requirement has changed £'000.00
budget requirement for our services 2021 to 2022 3,521.8
increase or in net expenditure (excluding capital charges) 833.9
increase in net interest payable 75.2
changes in use of General Fund balances and reserves relating to collection fund deficits 4,500.3
other net use of General Fun balances and reserves to fund one-off expenditure -603.7
Budget Requirement for our service 2022 to 2023 8,397.3

Our budget

Budget and financial year reports

Our income and expenditure

Income and expenditure for 2021 to 2022 and 2022 to 2023
Gross expenditure 2021 to 2022 £000 Income 2021 to 2022 £000 Net expenditure 2021 to 2022 £000 Service Gross expenditure 2022 to 2023 £000 Income 2022 to 2023 £000 Net expenditure 2022 to 2023 £000
6,570.6 -1,034.3 5,536.3 Director of Strategy - Innovation and Resources 6,921.7 -223.4 6,698.3
0.0 0.0 0.0 of which: Council Tax Energy Rebate 5,370.0 -5,370.0 0.0
2,961.3 -93.4- 2,867.9 Operational lead - Customer and Locality Services 2,815.6 -98.2- 2,717.4
6,789.8 -1,730.1 5,059.7 Operational lead - Place and Environment 7,823.4 -1,722.4 6,101.0
26,852.9 -17,252.1 9,600.8 Operational lead - People, Welfare and Income Maximisation 18,589.2 -14,835.8 3,753.4
13,866.3 -8,796.5 5,069.8 Operational lead - Delivery and Commercial Services 13,928.1 -9,947.9 3,980.2
How our Council Tax requirement is calculated
How our Council Tax requirement is calculated 2021 to 2022 £000 2022 to 2023 £000
Cost of services (net expenditure) 28,134.5 23,250.3
Financing Entries and Statutory Account Requirements -14,084.7 -8,221.6
Net increase/(decrease) in General Fund Balances and Reserves -10,528.0 -6,631.4
Our budget requirement 3,521.8 8,397.3
Non-Domestic Rates -4,659.2 -4,682.0
Other Grants -809.2 -858.5
Our demand on collection fund 1,946.6 2,856.8
Collection fund surplus/deficit 11,232.0 6,731.7
Our Council Tax requirement 9,285.4 9,588.5