Cumbria County Council expenditure
How the money is spent
|How the money is spent||Total Spending
|146.3||126.1||Economy and Infrastructure||152.9||(22.9)||130.0|
|19.0||18.6||Fire and Rescue Services||20.2||(0.4)||19.8|
|36.0||31.2||Corporate, Customer and Community||38.2||(4.3)||33.9|
|9.6||8.5||Other Items Charged Corporately||12.7||(0.5)||12.2|
|14.8||14.8||Other Services (1)||22.6||0.0||22.6|
|(34.9)||(34.9)||Less charges for building and equipment (2)||(34.9)||0.0||(34.9)|
|2.4||2.4||Money (taken from) /put into reserves||3.1||0.0||3.1|
How the spend is funded
|How Cumbria County Council's spending is funded||Net Spending
|(18.0)||Retained share of local Business Rates||(19.1)|
|(0.7)||Pooled Business Rates (3)||(2.5)|
|0.1||Surplus or shortfall on Council Tax collection from previous years||0.1|
|236.5||Amount raised from Council Tax||248.3|
|170,721||Divide by taxbase (number of properties in Band D, less discounts) (4)||172.396|
|£1,385.28||Council Tax for a Band D property||1,440.56|
- Other services include provision for inflation, allocated to services during the year.
- Each service includes a charge for using buildings and equipment, shown in the line 'Less charges for buildings and equipment' in the table above.
- The County Council has entered into a pooled business rates arrangement with five of the six Cumbrian Districts in 2019/2020. This figure is an estimate of the benefit of the Council of being part of the Cumbria Business Rates Pool.
- The 2019/2020 taxbase is greater than 2018/2019 because of changes in the demand for Council Tax discounts and for increases in the number of properties in Cumbria.
This table reflects the budget, as agreed by the County Council on 14 February 2019.
See statement of accounts and budget on the Cumbria County Council website for budget details and documents.
How the spending has changed
|How Cumbria County Council's Spending has Changed||£m|
|Funding Changes - due to changes in how services are funded and reductions in grant funded expenditure and use of earmarked reserves||(0.7)|
|Inflation - this will add to costs||14.1|
|Service Priorities - other demands that increase costs of services||23.9|
|Savings - efficiencies and changes to services that reduce costs of services||(7.9)|
How Council Tax requirement has changed
|How Council Tax Requirement has Changed||£m|
|Council Tax Requirement 2019/2020||236.5|
|Changes in Gross Expenditure (see above)||29.4|
|Increase in income receivable from Cumbria Business Rates Pool||(1.8)|
|Net increase in Revenue Support Grant/Top Up Grant/General Grant Funding||(14.7)|
|Increase in income from Retained Business Rates||(1.1)|
|Decrease in Redistributed Council Tax Surplus||0.0|
|Council Tax Requirement 2020/2021||248.3|
County Council share of Council Tax
|Council Tax Bands||£|
|Band A (up to £40,000)||960.37|
|Band B (£40,001 to £52,000)||1,120.44|
|Band C (£52,001 to £68,000)||1,280.49|
|Band D (£68,001 to £88,000)||1,440.56|
|Band E (£88,001 to £120,000)||1,760.68|
|Band F (£120,001 to £160,000)||2,080.81|
|Band G (£160,001 to £320,000)||2,400.93|
|Band H (over £320,000)||2,881.12|
Precepts on districts
|District||Council Tax Precept
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 for financial years from the financial year beginning in 2016 without holding a referendum, 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 in each financial year up to and including the financial year 2019-2020." This offer was subsequently extended to include 2020-2021.
In 2020-2021 the County Council has set an increase of 2% for the adult social care precept in addition to the 1.99% increase in the basic rate of Council Tax. The amount raised through this precept will be spent entirely on adult social care functions.