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Our Spending Plans for 2019 to 2020

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

Our Spending Plans for 2019/20
Item 2018/19
£ (000)
2019/20
£ (000)
Elected Members          415          377
Chief Executive's Directorate          4,956         4,738
District Council Elections                  300
Community and Customer Services Directorate      6,899       7,751
Planning Policy and Environmental Services      3,882      3,490
Centrally Managed Budgets       678        644
Total Cost of Services    16,830    17,300
Drainage Levies           68          72
Interest (Net)          -240          -299
Rent on Investment Properties          -40          -40
Charges to the Housing Revenue Account        -1,027         -1,021
Capital Financing Charges          300          665
Capital Expenditure charged to Revenue       6,477       2,998
Net cost of Services    22,369     19,675
Parish Council Tax Support Grant         99           39
Business Rates/Revenue Support Grant    -4,278     -5,066
Other Government Grants       -2,777       -1,898
Contributions to/(from) Reserves         -3,325         -50
Collection Fund (Surplus)/Deficit         -284         -240
District Council Basic Council Tax Requirement    11,984     12,519
Town and Parish Council Precepts       6,235        6,552
Total Council Tax Requirement    18,219     19,071
How our spending has changed from 2018/19
Item £ (000)
Council Tax Requirement in 2018,19    11,984
Reduction in Government Grants        91
Savings        -615
Increased cost of Waste and Recyling Contract        2,718
Green Waste opt-in service charges        -1,499
Reduction in Capital Expenditure       -3,479
Use of Reserves and Balances       3,275
Collection Fund Surplus/Deficit      44
Council Tax Requirement in 2018/19  12,519
Changes to Band D Council Tax
Band D Council Tax 2018/19
£
2019/20
£
 % Change
Wealden District Council £187.44 £192.44 2.7%
Average Town/Parish Council £97,52 £100.71 3.3% 

Wealden's share of the council tax is equivalent to £3.70 per week.