Budgets and spending

We approved our budget for 2014/2015 at the council meeting dated 5 February 2014.

For 2014/2015 the council has a net budget requirement of £511.4m, using these funds we will provide approximately 770,000 residents with essential local services.

Tax increase below inflation

We are raising our share of council tax by 1.99 percent 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 2014/2015.

For 2014/2015 we have set a council tax rise of 1.99 percent.

How your services are funded

Our gross budget is funded by 68 per cent Government grants, 23 percent 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
DE5 3RS 

Tel: 01773 570100  

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
The Old Hall
Burton Road
DE23 6EH 

Tel: 01332 771221

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