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.