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Where the money comes from

Our expenditure is funded by income from fees and charges, Government grant for specific services, general Government grant (including redistributed business rates) and council tax.


The budget is that part of our expenditure funded by central Government and from council tax. Income from council tax funds 27% of our gross expenditure and 61% of our net budget requirement.

Table showing where the money comes from
Where the money comes from2019 to 2020
£ million
credit amounts in brackets
2020 to 2021
£ million
credit amounts in brackets
Gross expenditure 1,182.7 1,251.2
Fees and charges (686.5) (718.9)
Debt charges 29.3 33.3
Interest receipts (5.9) (5.9)
Internal financing 0.0 0.5
Net budget requirement 519.6 560.2
Revenue Support Grant (13.5) (13.7)
Business rates (19.2) (20.1)
Government Top Up Grant (93.4) (94.9)
General grants (54.6) (74.0)
Use of reserves (9.5) (14.8)
Council tax payer 329.4 342.7