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Cumbria County Council expenditure

How Cumbria County Council spend the money (1) Total Spending
Total Spending
Net Spending
Children and Families Services 345.3 (274.5)     70.8
Health, Care and Community Services 244.0 (124.4)     119.6
Economy and Highways Services 144.9 (20.6)     124.3
Fire Services 17.2 (0.4)     16.8
Resources and Transformation 36.5 (9.3)     27.2
Local Committees 7.9 0.0     7.9
Capital Financing 16.8 0.0     16.8
Other Services (1) 26.1 (1.7)     24.4
Less charges for building and equipment (4) (32.5) 0.0     (32.5)
Service Costs 806.2 (430.9)     375.3
Money (taken from) /put into reserves (4.5) 0.0     (4.5)
Budget 801.7 (430.9)     370.8

Budget funding

How Cumbria County Council's spending is funded Net Spending
Net Spending
Government Funding (123.0)  
Retained share of local Business Rates (18.6)  
Pooled Business Rates (3) (0.7)  
Surplus or shortfall on Council Tax collection from previous years (3.2)  
Amount raised from Council Tax 225.3  
Divide by taxbase (number of properties in Band D, less discounts) (4) 169,131  
Council Tax for a Band D property £1,332.13  
  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 2018-2019. This is an agreement for one year with an annual extension possible. 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.

See statement of accounts and budget on the Cumbria County Council website for budget details and documents.

How Cumbria County Council's spending has changed

How our Spending has Changed £m
Budget 2018/2019 370.8
Funding Changes - due to changes in how services are funded and reductions in grant funded expenditure and use of earmarked reserves (3.8)
Inflation - this will add to costs 14.0
Service Priorities - other demands that increase costs of services 10.9
Savings - efficiencies and changes to services that reduce costs of services (13.1)
Total Changes 8.0
Budget 2019/2020 378.8
How Council Tax Requirement has Changed £m
Council Tax Requirement 2018/2019 225.3
Changes in Gross Expenditure (see above) 8.0
Decrease in income receivable from the Cumbria Business Rates Pool 0.0
Net increase in Revenue Support Grant/Top Up Grant/General Grant Funding (0.8)
Decrease in income from Retained Business Rates 0.7
Decrease in Redistributed Council Tax Surplus 3.3
Total Changes 11.2
Council Tax Requirement 2019/2020 236.5

County Council share 2019/2020

Council Tax Bands £ £
Band A (up to £40,000) 888.09 923.52
Band B (£40,001 to £52,000) 1,036.10 1,077.44
Band C (£52,001 to £68,000) 1,184.11 1,231.36
Band D (£68,001 to £88,000) 1,332.13 1,385.28
Band E (£88,001 to £120,000) 1,628.16 1,693.12
Band F (£120,001 to £160,000) 1,924.19 2,000.96
Band G (£160,001 to £320,000) 2,220.22 2,308.80
Band H (over £320,000) 2,664.26 2,770.56

Precepts on districts 2019-2020

District Council Tax Precept
Allerdale 42.5
Barrow 27.0
Carlisle 46.9
Copeland 28.5
Eden 28.6
South Lakeland 63.0
Total 236.5

Explanatory note

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 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. Social adult care functions receive the entire amount raised through precept.

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