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How Council Tax and Business Rates are spent

Information about how North Lincolnshire Council Tax and Business Rates are spent.

This is part of the statutory billing information we must provide in accordance with Council Tax and non-domestic rating regulations.

Your Council Tax helps to fund our work in improving outcomes for the people of North Lincolnshire. Council Tax covers just under half the cost of providing services.

Business Rates, Government grants and service charges fund the rest.

We set the Council Tax once a year and bills are issued every March.

We want our area to be the best place for our residents.

We have three priorities to realise this ambition. These are included in our Council Plan.

We also want to be the best council that we can be for our residents. We want everyone to be safe, well, prosperous and connected.

By engaging with you better and working together we can realise this ambition.

Our priorities

Why it is important

  • To achieve a more prosperous North Lincolnshire
  • To help us to invest further in communities
  • To create jobs and opportunities for everyone

Taking action – we will:

  • Market North Lincolnshire as a place to live, work, visit and invest
  • Lead partnership working with businesses
  • Invest in town centres including securing funding from government
  • Provide space for businesses and population to grow through new commercial and housing developments
  • Strive for higher education standards and skills
  • Host key events to celebrate the best of what North Lincolnshire has to offer

Why it is important

  • The safety and wellbeing of residents is our primary purpose
  • To achieve a better quality of life for residents
  • So people can live well for longer

Taking action – we will:

  • Continue to work hard to keep people safe
  • Lead partnership working across North Lincolnshire to promote wellbeing and improve health outcomes for everyone
  • Prioritise the most vulnerable
  • Provide cleaner and greener space for people to enjoy and use

Why it is important

  • To achieve communities that are better connected
  • Strong communities create neighbourhoods where people are proud to live, get on well together and support each other
  • So people experience improved wellbeing

Taking action – we will:

  • Design services that enable you to have more choice and control in how you interact with us
  • Enable our communities to become more involved in community life
  • Engage in new conversations about the things that matter most to you
  • Invest through our capital programme to improve community facilities

Success in the three main priority areas would not be possible without an effective and efficient core. Costs of running the business include investment in operational facilities and community infrastructure; professional services such as Finance and IT; and support for the democratic process.

The graphic below shows how your Council Tax contributes to delivering the outcomes we want for local people. This includes services which are required by law, such as social care, and others which provide a real public benefit, like leisure. The analysis shows how much of a Band A Council Tax charge is spent in each area.

Image of council tax spending

Safe

Safer adults  £460
Safer children  £136
Safer places and communities £11

Well

Cleaner, greener, and safer spaces and environments £100
Good health and wellbeing £60
Quality housing £11
Vibrant leisure and culture £35

Prosperous

Enhances skills, employability, excellent education and accessible childcare £36
Growing business, more jobs, better paid jobs £16

Connected

Accessible transport £50
Safe roads, better roads (and Travel Networks) £27
Thriving communities (Customer Access, Taxation and Benefits) £35

Other budgets

Inflation £32
Capital financing £67

How we will spend our budget in 2022/23

Pie chart showing revenue investment

Our revenue investment of £169.8m is for the cost of running services. It will deliver the priorities shown below:

  • Safe £88.2m
  • Well £38.1m
  • Prosperous £9.7m
  • Connected £20.9m
  • Inflationary provisions £6m
  • Commercial Property Income -£5.4m
  • Capital Financing £12.3m

Pie chart showing capital investment

Our capital investment of £47.2m is for buildings and infrastructure. It will deliver the priorities shown below:

  • Keeping people safe and well £7.3m
  • Enabling resilient and flourishing communities £8.9m
  • Enabling economic growth and renewal £22.5m
  • Running the business well £7.5m
  • Additional Capital Investment Allocation £1.0m

The revenue budget provides for increases in our Cost Base to meet growing need and rising costs. It has offset these extra costs as far as possible by service redesign and demand management. This means it has been able to set a balanced budget with spending matched to the available funding.

Total budget 2021/22                                                £162.8m

  • Inflation £6.8m
  • Social Care inflation £2.6m
  • Social care activity £2.6m
  • Non-social care activity £1.2m
  • Vacancy management -£2.5m
  • Capital financing -£0.7m
  • Other £0.2m
  • COVID-19 adjustment -£4.8m
  • Items funded for one year £1.5m

Total budget 2022/23                                                £169.9m     

The council approved a revenue investment budget by priority area, which can be seen below.

  • Adults and Health
    • 2021/22 budget £44m
    • 2022/23 gross spending £67.1m
    • 2022/23 income £17.5m
    • 2022/23 budget £49.6m
  • Children and Families
    • 2021/22 budget £28.3m
    • 2022/23 gross spending £61.7m
    • 2022/23 income £33.2m
    • 2022/23 budget £28.5m
  • Economy and Environment
    • 2021/22 budget £38.1m
    • 2022/23 gross spending £69.5m
    • 2022/23 income £29m
    • 2022/23 budget £40.4
  • Governance and Communities (Core)
    • 2021/22 budget £20.5m
    • 2022/23 gross spending £62.1m
    • 2022/23 income £40.9m
    • 2022/23 budget £21.2m
  • Governance and Communities (Technical)
    • 2021/22 budget £20m
    • 2022/23 gross spending £17.9m
    • 2022/23 income £1m
    • 2022/23budget £16.9m
  • Public Health
    • 2021/22 budget £7.3m
    • 2022/23 gross spending £7.7m
    • 2022/23 income £0.4m
    • 2022/23 budget £7.3m
  • Service Budgets
    • 2021/22 budget £158.3m
    • 2022/23 gross spending £285.9m
    • 2022/23 income £122m
    • 2022/23 budget £163.9m
  • Inflationary Provisions
    • 2021/22 budget £0.0m
    • 2022/23 gross spending £6m
    • 2022/23 income £0.0m
    • 2022/23 budget £6m
  • COVID-19 Resource
    • 2021/22 budget £4.5m
    • 2022/23 gross spending £0.0m
    • 2022/23 income £0.0m
    • 2022/23 budget £0.0m
  • Total Council Budget
    • 2021/22 budget £162.8m
    • 2022/23 gross spending £291.9m
    • 2022/23 income £122m
    • 2022/23 budget £169.9m
  • Business Rate Retention: Tariff and Levies
    • 2021/22 budget £4m
    • 2022/23 gross spending £4m
    • 2022/23 income £0.0m
    • 2022/23 budget £4m
  • Parish Precept
    • 2021/22 budget £1.7m
    • 2022/23 gross spending £1.7m
    • 2022/23 income £0.0m
    • 2022/23 budget £1.7m
  • Total
    • 2021/22 budget £168.3m
    • 2022/23 gross spending £297.6m
    • 2022/23 income £122m
    • 2022/23 budget £175.5m

Your Council Tax helps to fund our work in improving outcomes for the people of North Lincolnshire. Council Tax provides just under half of the total cost of providing services. Business Rates, Government grants and service charges are also used to fund the work of the council.

Settlement Funding Assessment
2021/22  £39.4m     2022/23  £39.6m

Anticipated growth in Business Rates and growth
2021/22   £11.5m     2022/23   £14.8m

Use of reserves
2021/22     £1.3m     2022/23   £1.5m

New Homes Bonus Grant
2021/22     £0.2m     2022/23   £0.7m

Collection Fund surplus
2021/22     £2.1m     2022/23   £1.5m

Other grants
2021/22   £22.7m     2022/23  £28.3m

Council Tax requirement
2021/22  £78.5m     2022/23  £83.5m

Covid-19 funding

2021/22  £7.1m    2022/23  £0

Total funding
2021/22  £162.8m     2022/23   £169.9m

To help you understand your Council Tax bill, Business Rates and the council’s budgets, we produce an annual Council Tax information booklet.

This is part of the statutory billing information we must provide in accordance with Council Tax and non-domestic rating regulations.

Since 2019, these have been provided on the website. If you require any information for the financial years 2019/20 and 2020/21, please contact us on the email address below.

Contacting us about Council Tax

You can contact us Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.

counciltax@northlincs.gov.uk
0300 3030164

If you need to write to us:

Council Tax
North Lincolnshire Council
Church Square House
30-40 High Street
Scunthorpe
DN15 6NL