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Our Spending Plans for 2018 to 2019

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

Our Spending Plans for 2018/19
Item 2017/18
£ (000)
2018/19
£ (000)
Elected Members          402          415
Chief Executive's Offices          299         257
Governance and Corporate Services      5,064       5,394
Commercial Initiatives            0       -700
Environment and Community Services       8,628      8,370
Planning Policy and Economic Development      2,315      2,177
Centrally Managed Budgets       588        917
Total Cost of Services    17,296    16,830
Drainage Levies           75          68
Interest (Net)          -195          -239
Rent on Investment Properties          -40          -40
Charges to the Housing Revenue Account        -1,012         -1,027
Capital Financing Charges          213          300
Capital Expenditure charged to Revenue       4,191       6,477
Net cost of Services    20,528     22,369
Parish Council Tax Support Grant         158           99
Business Rates/Revenue Support Grant    -3,787     -4,278
Other Government Grants       -4,428       -2,777
Contributions to/(from) Reserves         -1,300         -3,145
Collection Fund (Surplus)/Deficit         359         -284
District Council Basic Council Tax Requirement    11,530     11,984
Town and Parish Council Precepts       5,971        6,235
Total Council Tax Requirement    17,501     18,219
How our spending has changed from 2017/18
Item £ (000)
Council Tax Requirement in 2017/18    11,530
Reduction in Government Grants        1,160
Inflation        196
Commercial Initiatives        -700
Increased Capital Expenditure       2,286
Use of Reserves and Balances       -1,845
Collection Fund Surplus/Deficit      -643
Council Tax Requirement in 2018/19  11,984
Changes to Band D Council Tax
Band D Council Tax 2017/18
£
2018/19
£
 % Change
Wealden District Council 182.44 187.44 2.7%
Average Town/Parish Council 94.48 97.52 3.8% 

Wealden's share of the council tax is equivalent to £3.60 per week.