Reasons for change in gross expenditure / 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
2017/2018 (£m)
Pay and price increases due to inflation5.2
Service pressures31.4
Budget cuts-20
Change in services funded from grants and other income7.3
Change in gross expenditure23.9
Decrease in service income, such as increased service charges-18.4
Increase in internal financing-1.2
Decrease in debt charges-1.4
Change in budget requirement2.9
Add decrease in Revenue Support Grant23.6
Add decrease in business rates-0.7
Less increase in top up-2.1
Less decrease in general grants-1.1
Less increase in Use of Reserves-7.2
Increase in council tax15.4