Cumbria County Council expenditure

How the money is spent

How Cumbria County Council spends the money it receives
Total Spending
Net Spending
How the money is spent Total Spending
Net Spending
599.8 179.8 People 631.1 (443.9) 187.2
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
7.9 7.9 Local Committees 8.2 0.0 8.2
36.0 31.2 Corporate, Customer and Community 38.2 (4.3) 33.9
25.2 24.2 Finance 27.9 (1.8) 26.1
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)
823.8 376.3 Service Costs 878.9 (473.8) 405.1
2.4 2.4 Money (taken from) /put into reserves 3.1 0.0 3.1
826.2 378.8 Budget 882.0 (473.8) 408.2

How the spend is funded

How Cumbria County Council's spending is funded
Net Spending
How Cumbria County Council's spending is funded Net Spending
(123.7) Government Funding (138.4)
(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
  1. Other services include provision for inflation, allocated to services during the year.
  2. Each service includes a charge for using buildings and equipment, 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 2019/2020. This figure is an estimate of the benefit of the Council of being part of the Cumbria Business Rates Pool.
  4. 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
How Cumbria County Council's Spending has Changed £m
Budget 2019/2020 378.8
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)
Total Changes 29.4
Budget 2020/2021 408.2

How Council Tax requirement has changed

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
Total Changes 11.8
Council Tax Requirement 2020/2021 248.3

County Council share of Council Tax

Council Tax band amount that goes to Cumbria County Council.
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

Council Tax Precept on District Councils 2020/2021
District Council Tax Precept
Allerdale 44.5
Barrow 28.4
Carlisle 49.7
Copeland 30.0
Eden 29.9
South Lakeland 65.9
Total 248.3

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 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.

Last updated: Wednesday, 8 December, 2021.