Each year we set a budget to determine how much we will spend on services for Kent residents and businesses.
Funding for our budget comes from many sources in addition to Council Tax. In recent years the amount of money available from Government has been decreasing while demands for council services have been increasing. We expect this trend to continue in the coming years.
We prioritise the resources we have to make sure that children and young people get the best start in life, that communities can thrive, and that we support our vulnerable residents to live independently. To help us make decisions about the budget we ran a budget consultation.
Our net expenditure for 2016/17 is £1.8 billion. Net expenditure is the total amount we spend (after taking account of ‘external income’, such as contributions from health/other local authorities or money paid for services by individual members of the public)
Our budget is split into 3 areas:
- direct services to the public - £1.6 billion
- financing items - £125 million
- management, support services and overheads - £93 million
For a full breakdown of our budget:
- read our Budget Book 2016/17 (PDF, 3.4 MB)
- view our budget breakdown by service (XLSX, 264.4 KB)
- view our interactive budget diagram
- Budget Book 2016/17 (PDF, 3.4 MB)
- Medium Term Financial Plan 2016 - 19 (PDF, 4.1 MB)
- A high level summary of the county councils spending for each directorate and main sources of funding (PDF, 97.3 KB)
- A high level summary of change in revenue spending on the council’s main services between 2015/16 and 2016/17 (PDF, 178.2 KB)
- A detailed A to Z of revenue spending in 2016/17 on a fuller range of council services (PDF, 277.6 KB)
- A high level summary of the council’s medium term financial plan for 2016/17 to 2018/19 (PDF, 96.0 KB)