How we calculate and spend council tax

Increases to council tax explained

The below tables show how much Lichfield District Council (including parish councils) will spend and the amount needed from council tax.

District council total income (including parish councils):

Lichfield District Council and parish councils

2022/23

2021/22

Change

Change

Gross spending

£58.121m

£60.010m

-£1.889m

-3.15%

Parish councils

£2.126m

£2.044m

£0.082m

4.01%

Total including parish councils

£60.247m

£62.054m

-£1.807m

-2.91%

Income

-£47.354m

-£49.690m

£2.336m

-4.70%

Retained business rates

-£3.311m

-£3.122m

-£0.189m

6.05%

Total income (excluding council tax)

-£50.665m

-£52.812m

£2.147m

-4.07%

District council total net expenditure

Lichfield District Council

2022/23

2021/22

Change

Change

Net expenditure (gross spending less income)

£10.767m

£10.320m

£0.447m

4.34%

Retained business rates

-£3.311m

-£3.122m

-£0.189m

6.05%

Amount to be raised from council tax

£7.456m

£7.198m

£0.258m

3.59%

Why we need to increase council tax this financial year (2022/23)

We raised £7.198m from council tax in 2021/22.

Change in council spending for 2022/23

Higher inflation

£0.298m

Savings, efficiencies and additional income

-£2.087m

Service developments and other changes

£3.281m

Covid-19 risk recovery contingency budget

-£1.141m

Covid-19 response and ongoing impact

£0.381m

Reduction in the planned transfer of money to our balances

-£0.131m

Subtotal

£7.798m

Change in funding received for 2022/23

Additional retained business rates

-£0.189m

Lower new homes bonus

-£0.119m

Lower other funding

-£0.034m

Council tax increase needed for 2022/23

Raised from council tax 2021/22

£7.198m

Amount to be raised from council tax 2022/23

£7.456m

Additional amount raised from council tax

£0.258m