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What do the council's services cost to run?

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The net budget requirement for 2020/21 is estimated at £17,735,000, an increase of £1,256,000 (7.6%), on last year’s forecast.

The council has achieved a balanced budget for 2020/21. Its Band D Council Tax has increased by £4.95 for the year, which is less than 10 pence per week.

Cost of council services 2019/20
Dover District CouncilGross Expenditure
£’000
Total
Income
£’000
Budget
Net cost
20/21
£’000
Forecast
Net cost
19/20
£’000
Central Services to the Public (incl. Council Tax & Business Rates Collection Costs) 3,240 1,293 1,947 1,541
Cultural and Related Services 5,644 1,184 4,460 4,742
Environmental and Regulatory Services 13,592 7,281 6,311 6,338
Planning and Development Services 5,055 1,846 3,209 3,149
Highways and Transport Services 1,765 2,718 -953 -467
Housing Services (Housing Benefits & Non-HRA Private Housing) 33,848 29,788 4,060 3,774
Corporate and Democratic Costs 2,334 191 2,143 2,092
Public Health 23 0 23 22
Non-Distributed Costs 893 73 820 647
Contributions to/-from Balances 1,672 0 1,672 -147
Interest and Investment Income 0 1,750 -1,750 -1,658
Other Financial Items/ Adjustments -3,083 1,124 -4,207 -3,554
Total: General Fund 64,983 47,248 17,735 16,479
Housing Revenue Account (HRA) 26,176 26,176 0 0
Totals 2020/21 91,159 73,424 17,735 16,479
2019/20 Comparison 89,802 73,323 16,479  

 

Calculation of Council Tax income 2020/21
Calculation of Council Tax Income 2020/21£’000
Planned spending 2020/21 91,159
Less, income 2020/21 -73,424
Net cost of services 17,735

Less, from the Government and Business Rates Payers –

Revenue Support & Other Grants

Business Rates Share

New Homes Bonus Grant

Collection Fund Surplus

 

-66

-8,341

-1,733

-92

Remaining amount to collect as Council Tax 7,503

Cost of council services - previous years

 

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