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Cumbria County Council expenditure

How Cumbria County Council spend the money (1) Total Spending
2017-2018
£m
Net Spending
2017-2018
£m
Total Spending
2018-2019
£m
Income
2018-2019
£m
Net Spending
2018-2019
£m
Children and Families Services 333.5 66.7 345.3 (274.5) 70.8
Health, Care and Community Services 218.9 115.4 244.0 (124.4) 119.6
Economy and Highways Services 139.8 119.1 144.9 (20.6) 124.3
Fire Services 17.3 16.8 17.2 (0.4) 16.8
Resources and Transformation 37.0 25.9 36.5 (9.3) 27.2
Local Committees 8.0 8.0 7.9 0.0 7.9
Capital Financing 26.7 26.7 16.8 0.0 16.8
Other Services (1) 33.6 31.9 26.1 (1.7) 24.4
Less charges for building and equipment (4) (30.4) (30.4) (32.5) 0.0 (32.5)
Service Costs 784.4 380.1 806.2 (430.9) 375.3
Money (taken from) /put into reserves (5.0) (5.0) (4.5) 0.0 (4.5)
Budget 779.4 375.1 801.7 (430.9) 370.8

Budget funding

How Cumbria County Council's spending is funded Net Spending
2017-2018
Net Spending
2018-2019
Government Funding (139.6) (123.0)
Retained share of local Business Rates (17.5) (18.6)
Pooled Business Rates (3) (0.7) (0.7)
Surplus or shortfall on Council Tax collection from previous years (3.4) (3.2)
Amount raised from Council Tax 213.9 225.3
Divide by taxbase (number of properties in Band D, less discounts) (4) 166,999 169,131
Council Tax for a Band D property £1,281.02 £1,332.13
  1. Other services include provision for inflation. This will be allocated to services during the year.
  2. Each service includes a charge for using buildings and equipment. These charges are also shown in the line 'Less charges for buildings and equipment' in the table above.
  3. The County Council has entered into a pooled business rates arrangement with five of the six Cumbrian Districts in 2018-2019. This is an agreement for one year. It may be extended on an annual basis. This figure is an estimate of the benefit to us of being part of the Cumbria Business Rates Pool.
  4. The 2018-2019 taxbase is greater than 2017-2018. This is because of changes in the demand for Council Tax discounts. It is also for increases in the number of properties in Cumbria.

This table reflects the budget, as agreed by the County Council on 15 February 2018. The full budget report is available on the County Council website http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/

How Cumbria County Council's spending has changed

How our Spending has Changed £m
Budget 2017-2018 375.1
Funding Changes - due to changes in how services are funded and reductions in grant funded expenditure and use of earmarked reserves 0.0
Inflation - this will add to costs 14.0
Service Priorities - other demands that increase costs of services 16.3
Savings - efficiencies and changes to services that reduce costs of services (34.6)
Total Changes (4.3)
Budget 2018-2019 370.8
How Council Tax Requirement has Changed £m
Council Tax Requirement 2017-2018 213.9
Changes in Gross Expenditure (see above) (4.3)
Decrease in income receivable from the Cumbria Business Rates Pool 0.0
Net decrease in Revenue Support Grant/Top Up Grant/General Grant Funding 16.7
Increase in income from Retained Business Rates (1.2)
Decrease in Redistributed Council Tax Surplus 0.2
Total Changes 11.4
Council Tax Requirement 2018-2019 225.3

County Council share 2018-2019

Council Tax Bands £
Band A (up to £40,000) 888.09
Band B (£40,001 to £52,000) 1,036.10
Band C (£52,001 to £68,000) 1,184.11
Band D (£68,001 to £88,000) 1,332.13
Band E (£88,001 to £120,000) 1,628.16
Band F (£120,001 to £160,000) 1,924.19
Band G (£160,001 to £320,000) 2,220.22
Band H (over £320,000) 2,664.26

Precepts on districts 2018-2019

District Council Tax Precept
£m
Allerdale 40.4
Barrow 25.7
Carlisle 44.4
Copeland 27.4
Eden 27.1
South Lakeland 60.3
Total 225.3

Explanatory note

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has made an offer to adult social care authorities. The offer is the option of an adult social care authority being able to charge an additional 'precept' on its Council Tax. This is for the financial years from the financial year beginning in 2017, without holding a referendum. This is to assist the authority in meeting expenditure on adult social care. Subject to the annual approval of the House of Commons, the Secretary of State intends to offer the option of charging this 'precept' at an appropriate level. This is in each financial year up to and including the financial year 2019-2020. In 2018-2019 the County Council has set an increase of 2% for the adult social care precept. This is in addition to the 2% increase in the basic rate of Council Tax. The amount raised through this precept will be spent entirely on adult social care functions.