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Reasons for change in gross expenditure and budget requirement and effect on council tax

The factors behind the change in the gross expenditure and budget requirement and the subsequent effect this has on council tax are detailed here.


Table showing change in the gross expenditure and budget requirement
Reasons for change in gross expenditure or budget requirement and effect on Council Tax2020/2021 (£ million)
Pay and price increases due to inflation and factors outside the council's control 20.6
Service pressures  46.7
Budget savings -15.1
Change in services funded from grants and other income 16.3
Change in gross expenditure 68.5
Increase in service income, such as increased charges for services -32.4
Decrease in internal financing 0.5
Increase in debt charges 4.0
Increase in interest on balances 0
Change in budget requirement 40.6
Less increase in Revenue Support Grant -0.2
Less increase in business rates -0.9
Less increase in Top Up Grant -1.5
Less increase in general grants -19.4
Less increase in use of reserves -5.3
Increase in Council Tax 13.3