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Our income and expenditure

Council Tax levels for South Lakeland District Council

Band Council Tax level
A £130.42
B £152.16
C £173.89
D £195.63
E £239.10
F £282.58
G £326.05
H £391.26

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 £12,849,200 for 2019 to 2020 is to be met from:

  • retained Non Domestic Rates of £3,536,600
  • Government grants of £451,000
  • increased by a collection fund deficit of £42,200
  • income from Council Tax payers of £8,903,800

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 increased by £322,000 after taking into account statutory accounting entries. This is mainly due to the Council’s one-off costs of implementing the Customer Connect programme to focus on the needs of the customer and delivering faster, better and more cost-effective services. The programme will deliver cost savings from next year onwards.

In addition, the level of central government support through business rates and general grant income has increased by £114,000. The Council has approved a £5 (Band D equivalent) increase in Council Tax as part of setting a balanced budget.

Our budget

Budget and financial year reports

How our budget requirement has changed

How our budget requirement has changed since last year £000
Budget requirement for our services 2018 to 2019 12,527.6
Incr to net expenditure (excluding capital charges) 2,195.1
Changes to capital charges 4,566.5
Changes in Financing Entries and Statutory Accounting Requirements -4,713.4
Changes in use of General Fund Balances and Reserves -1,726.6
Budget requirement for our services 2018 to 2019 12,849.2

Our income and expenditure

Service Gross expenditure
2018 to 2019
£000
Net expenditure
2018 to 2019
£000
Gross expenditure
2019 to 2020
£000
Income
2019 to 2020
£000
Net expenditure
2019 to 2020
£000
Neighbourhood Services 14,671.7 6,273.1 15,408.6 -8,751.1 6,657.5
Strategic Planning 8,456.7 4,074.3 12,312.7 -3,182.6 9,130.1
Policy and Performance 2,273.4 2,213.3 3,184.3 -57.5 3,126.8
Resources 22,742.6 2,602.4 19,961.8 -16,951.5 3,010.3
Cost of services 49,754.7 15,887.5 50,867.4 -28,942.7 21,924.7
How our Council Tax requirement is calculated 2018 to 2019
£000
2019 to 2020
£000
Cost of services (net expenditure) 15,887.5 21,924.7
Financing Entries and Statutory Account Requirements -2,478.4 -7,191.8
Net increase/(decrease) in General Fund Balances and Reserves -157.1 -1,883.7
Our budget requirement 12,527.6 12,849.20
Non-Domestic Rates -3,440.5 -3,536.6
Other Grants -433.5 -451.0
Our demand on collection fund 8,653.6 8,861.6
Special expenses (parishes)/Collection Fund Deficit -24.5 42.2
Our Council Tax requirement 8,629.1 8,903.8
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