Our Spending plans

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

Our Spending Plans for 2020/21
Item 2019/20
£ (000)
2020/21
£ (000)
Elected Members 377 379
Chief Executive’s Directorate 4,738 4,840
District Council Elections 300
Community and Customer Services Directorate 7,711 9,254
Planning Policy and Environmental Services 3,490 3,622
Centrally Managed Budgets 644 644
Total Cost of Services 17,260 18,739
Drainage Levies 72 88
Interest (Net) -299 -600
Charges to the Housing Revenue Account -1,021 -1,140
Capital Financing Charges 665 665
Capital Expenditure charged to Revenue 2,998 1,825
Net cost of Services 19,675 19,577
Parish Council Tax Support Grant 39 0
Business Rates/Revenue Support Grant -5,066 -4,800
Other Government Grants -1,898 -1,825
Contributions to/(from) Reserves -50 14
Collection Fund (Surplus)/Deficit 181
District Council Basic Council Tax Requirement 12,519 12,966
Town and Parish Council Precepts 6,552 6,991
Total Council Tax Requirement 19,071 19,957
How our spending has changed from 2019/20
Item £ (000)
Council Tax Requirement in 2019/20 12,519
Inflationary increases 183
Reduction in Retained Business Rates 266
Reduction in Government Grants 339
Reduction in Parish Support Grants (39)
Waste and Recycling and other service pressures 932
Increased interest from investments (300)
Reduction in Capital Expenditure (1,173)
Use of Reserves and Balances 64
Collection Fund Surplus/Deficit 175
Council Tax Requirement in 2020/21  12,966
Changes to Band D Council Tax
Band D Council Tax 2019/20
£
2020/21
£
 % Change
Wealden District Council £192.44 £197.44 2.60%

Wealden’s share of the council tax is equivalent to £3.80 per week.