2015-16 budget

Our net expenditure is £1.8 billion, and our budget is split into 3 areas:

  • Direct services to the public - £1.6 billion
  • Financing items - £130 million
  • Management, support services and overheads - £92 million

View the 2015-16 budget graph.

Budget documents

You can find detailed information in our Budget Book and Medium Term Financial Plan.

View a summary of our 2015-16 budget

All the figures on our budget pages represent total spending, less any income from clients or reimbursements from other public bodies - the planned net expenditure of the council in providing services.

This presentation of figures as net expenditure gives the simplest measure of the cost of our services to taxpayers through Council Tax, business rates or national taxation.