Wealden District Council

Our Spending Plans for 2017 to 2018

The following table shows our income and how we plan to spend it.

Our Spending Plans for 2017/18
Item 2016/17
£ (000)
2017/18
£ (000)
Elected Members          413          402
Chief Executive's Offices          255          299
Governance and Corporate Services       4,969       5,064
Environment and Community Services       8,269      8,628
Planning Policy and Economic Development      2,079      2,315
Centrally Managed Budgets       555         588
Total Cost of Services    16,540    17,296
Drainage Levies           68           75
Interest (Net)          -418          -195
Rent on Investment Properties          -35          -40
Charges to the Housing Revenue Account        -1,043         -1,012
Capital Financing Charges          257          213
Capital Expenditure charged to Revenue       6,000       4,191
Net cost of Services    21,369     20,528
Parish Council Tax Support Grant         217           158
Business Rates/Revenue Support Grant    -5,057     -3,787
Other Government Grants       -5,452       -4,428
Contributions to/(from) Reserves           338          -1,300
Collection Fund (Surplus)/Deficit         -250         359
District Council Basic Council Tax Requirement    11,165     11,530
Town and Parish Council Precepts       5,865        5,971
Total Council Tax Requirement    17,030     17,501
How our spending has changed from 2016/17
Item £ (000)
Council Tax Requirement in 2016/17    11,165
Reduction in Business Rates/Revenue Support Grant       1,270
Reduction in Government Grants        1,024
Inflation and cost pressures        686
Reduced Investment Interest Income        223
Reduced Capital Expenditure       -1,809
Use of Reserves and Balances       -1,638
Collection Fund Deficit       609
Council Tax Requirement in 2017/18  11,530
Changes to Band D Council Tax
Band D Council Tax 2016/17
£
2017/18
£
 % Change
Wealden District Council 177.44 182.44 2.8%
Average Town/Parish Council 93.22 94.48 1.8% 

Wealden's share of the council tax is equivalent to £3.51 per week.