How we calculate and spend council tax

Calculating the total council tax

We need to collect £7.198 million in council tax to provide our services this year.

Our budgeted expenditure and funding is set out below. The information is grouped using our strategic plan priorities for 2020 to 2024.

Council priorities, costs and income

2020/21 net spend was planned to be

2021/22 net spend is set to be

2021/22 amount per person

2021/22 amount per band D property

Enabling people

Leisure centres, community grants, environmental health, homelessness

£1,480,000

£1,469,000

£14.13

£37.77

Shaping place

Waste collection, recycling, pools, open spaces, street cleansing, planning policy, housing benefits, housing strategy & advice

£3,570,000

£3,402,000

£32.71

£87.47

Developing prosperity

Land charges, tourism, Lichfield Garrick, car parks, trade waste collection, development management & building control, economic development

-£1,234,000

-£733,000

-£7.05

-£18.85

A good council

Local tax collection, elections, corporate costs

£6,302,000

£6,335,000

£60.91

£162.89

Covid-19 - Response and ongoing impact

£0

£289,000

£2.78

£7.43

Covid-19 - Risk or recovery contingency

£0

£1,141,000

£10.97

£29.34

Net cost of services

£10,118,000

£11,903,000

£114.45

£306.06

Corporate and funding for capital expenditure

£534,000

-£363,000

£3.49

-£9.33

Transfer to general reserves

£1,632,000

£411,000

£3.95

£10.57

Net expenditure

£12,284,000

£11,951,000

£114.91

£307.29

Business rates

-£3,020,000

-£3,122,000

-£30.02

-£80.27

New homes bonus

-£1,771,000

-£1,282,000

-£12.33

-£32.96

Other grants

-£134,000

-£387,000

-£3.72

-£9.95

(Surplus) or deficit on the collection of council tax and business rates from the previous year

-£330,000

£38,000

£0.37

£0.98

Amount to be raised from council tax

£7,029,000

£7,198,000

£69.21

£185.07