Wealden District Council
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Our Spending plans

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

Our Spending Plans for 2023/24
£ (000)
£ (000)
Elected Members380397
Chief Executive’s Directorate5,5314,446
Customer and Community Services9,23212,240
Planning, Policy and Environmental Services3,9584,017
Legal, Governance and Strategic Projects 01,726
Centrally Managed Budgets496419
Total Cost of Services19,59723,545
Drainage Levies8792
Interest (Net)(1,020)(2,105)
Charges to the Housing Revenue Account(1,147)(1,163)
Capital Financing Charges305312
Capital Expenditure charged to Revenue3,66312,666
Net cost of Services21,48533,347
Business Rates(5,300)(7,350)
Other Government Grants(2,798)(4,890)
Contributions to /(from) Earmarked Reserves134(7,581)
Contributions to /(from) General Fund Balances80608
District Council Basic Council Tax Requirement13,60114,134
Town and Parish Council Precepts7,5277,895
Total Council Tax Requirement21,12822,029
How our spending has changed from 2022/23
Item£ (000)
District Council basic Council Tax Requirement in 2022/2313,601
Inflationary increases1,892
Increase in retained Business Rates-2,050
Decrease in Government Grants-2,092
Other service pressures1,838
Increase in interest from investments-1,085
Reduced revenue contribution to Capital9,003
Use of Reserves and Balances-6,973
District basic Council Tax requirement in 2023/24 14,134
Changes to Band D Council Tax
Band D Council Tax2022/23
 % Change
Wealden District Council£202.44208.492.99%

Wealden’s share of the council tax is equivalent to £4.01 per week.