Local government expenditure (currently £91 billion per annum)
accounts for 25 per cent of all public expenditure in the UK.
Local councils spend the largest proportions of their budgets on education
services (43 per cent)
and social services (20 per cent)
Results from a recent LGA survey show 52 per cent of people believe
council tax pays between a quarter and three quarters of council services.
In actual fact, to provide local services, council tax
accounts for 25 per cent of all costs.
Councils in the UK spent an average of £795.33 per head of population
Locally - How your money is spent
The council's net revenue budget
has increased from £200.56m in 2001/2002 to £203.86m
The Council Tax covers about 40% of the total expenditure. The
rest comes from income generated by the provision of services.
Education and Social Services have the highest proportion of the
Council's expenditure: 41,5% of the Council's net expenditure
is from the Education Department and 31% from the Social Services
The table below shows the expenditure and income for the main
classes of services administered by the council.