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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 Tax
2018/2019 (£m)
Pay and price increases due to inflation and factors outside the council's control 3
Service pressures  50.6
Budget savings -11.6
Change in services funded from grants and other income  15.2
Change in gross expenditure 57.2
Increase in service income, such as increased charges for services -16.7
Increase in internal financing -3.9
Decrease in debt charges -20
Increase in interest on balances -1
Change in budget requirement 15.6
Add decrease in Revenue Support Grant 44.1
Less increase in Business Rates -76.2
Add decrease in Top Up Grant 45.6
Less increase in general grants -15.8
Add decrease in use of reserves 5.5
Increase in Council Tax 18.8