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

2021/22

2020/21

Change

Change

Gross spending

£60.010m

£55.102m

£4.908m

8.91%

Parish councils

£2.044m

£1.998m

£0.046m

2.32%

Total including parish councils

£62.054m

£57.100m

£4.954m

8.68%

Income

-£49.690m

-£45.054m

-£4.636m

10.29%

Retained business rates

-£3.122m

-£3.020m

-£0.102m

3.38%

Total income (excluding council tax)

-£52.812m

-£48.074m

-£4.738m

9.86%

District council total net expenditure

Lichfield District Council

2021/22

2020/21

Change

Change

Net expenditure (gross spending less income)

£10.320m

£10.049m

£0.271m

2.70%

Retained business rates

-£3.122m

-£3.020m

-£0.102m

3.38%

Amount to be raised from council tax

£7.198m

£7.029m

£0.169m

2.41%

Why we need to increase council tax this financial year (2021/22)

We raised £7.029m from council tax in 2020/21.

Change in council spending for 2021/22

Lower inflation

-£0.160m

Savings, efficiencies and additional income

-£0.773m

Service developments and other changes

£0.392m

Covid-19 risk recovery contingency budget

£1.141m

Covid-19 response and ongoing impact

£0.289m

Reduction in the planned transfer of money to our balances

-£1.222m

Subtotal

£6.696m

Change in funding received for 2021/22

Additional retained business rates

-£0.102m

Lower new homes bonus

£0.489m

Lower other funding

£0.115m

Council tax increase needed for 2021/22

Raised from council tax 2020/21

£7.029m

Amount to be raised from council tax 2021/22

£7.198m

Additional amount raised from council tax

£0.169m