Budgets and spending

We approved our budget for 2014/15 at the council meeting dated 5 February 2014.


For 2014/15 the council has a net budget requirement of £511.4m, using these funds we will provide approximately 770,000 residents with essential local services.

As part of our long-term financial planning we would like to hear your views on how we spend our budget for the next financial year.

Tax increase below inflation

We are raising our share of council tax by 1.99 per cent to help deal with the £157m funding shortfall.

When we consulted almost 3,000 Derbyshire residents, 58 per cent said they would support a council tax increase of two per cent or more.

We have done our best to keep the increase just below the rate of inflation. 

We plan to make £29.9m of efficiency savings in 2014/15.

For 2014/15 we have set a council tax rise of 1.99 per cent.

How your services are funded

Our gross budget is funded by 68 per cent Government grants, 23 per cent council tax and nine per cent other income.

Fire and police elements of council tax

If your query relates to the fire or police element of your council tax bill, you should contact the relevant authority:

Derbyshire Police Authority
Force Headquarters 
Butterley Hall
Ripley
Derbyshire
DE5 3RS
Tel: 01773 570100  

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
The Old Hall
Burton Road
Littleover
DE23 6EH
Tel: 01332 771221

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