Budgets and spending
We approved our budget for 2013/14 at the council meeting dated 6 February 2013.
For 2013/14 we have a net budget requirement of £525.3 million, using these funds we will provide approximately 770,000 residents with essential local services.
Our promise to keep council tax as low as possible
During these tough economic times, we aim to keep providing the highest-quality services and good value for money but we will have to change the way we deliver some of our services by working even closer with voluntary and community groups.
We plan to make £25 million of efficiency savings in 2013/14, that's on top of the £70 million we have already saved over the last three years.
For 2013/14 we have set a council tax rise of 0%.
How your services are funded
The Government grant provides funding for 53% of the cost of the services we provide, other than schools which are fully funded by a direct grant. This means council tax provides 47% of the money needed to look after vulnerable people, the elderly, young people, maintaining our roads and provide other services.
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
Tel: 01773 570100
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
The Old Hall
Tel: 01332 771221
Information on other websites
- Visit the Derbyshire Police Authority website (opens in a new window)
- Visit the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service website (opens in a new window)