Council Tax and Business Rates explained

2019-2020

Where does your money go?

The graph shows how every £1 budgeted is spent:

Pie chart showing how every £1 budgeted is spent
  • 39p pays for adult social care, community and regulatory services
  • 32p pays for children, learning and skills 
  • 14p pays for the chief executive and environmental services
  • 10p pays for support services 
  • 5p pays for housing services, regeneration, planning and transport 

Where does the money come from?

The budget required to support the services provided by the council is £105.0million (£101.5million 2018/19). The funding sources for the council budget are detailed below:

Source of funding 2018/19 2019/20

£000  % £000  %
Total budget requirement 101,521 100% 105,001 100%
LESS:  Sources of funding      45,951 45%  46,405 44%
Council Tax requirement excluding Parishes  55,570 55%  58,596 56%

Budget Table

2018/19
Budget
£000
Services 2019/20
Budget
£000
39,580 Adults and Communities 41,331
30,429 Children, Learning and Skills  33,388
6,347 Regeneration 5,234
10,891 Finance and Resources 10,467
14,274            Chief Executive 14,581
101,521 Budget requirement 105,001
0 Formula Grant 0
(45,951) Other sources of finance (46,508)
55,570 Council Tax requirement excluding Parishes 58,493
223 Local Parishes 103
55,793 Total Council Tax requirement including Parishes 58,596

How the Budget has changed

  £000 £000
2018/19 Budget   101,521
 Recognised cost pressures and service growth requirements 15,852  
 Savings (12,373)  
 Net reduction in budget   3,480
2019/20 Budget   105,001

Payments made for levies and parish precepts

  2018/19
£000
2019/20
£000
Environment agency for Flood Defence* 94.7 97.4
Britwell Parish 65.1 0.0
Colnbrook with Poyle Parish 102.3 102.3
Wexham Court Parish 56.8 0.0

* Flood defence levy is included in the Regeneration budget.