How we are funded

Our gross budget for the 2017/18 financial year is £2.188 billion. Funding for our budget comes from many sources in addition to Council Tax.

Council Tax£633 million£594.4 million
Retained business rates and compensation grant£53.8 million£52.6 million
Revenue support grant£66.5 million£111.4 million
Business rate top up grant£128.9 million£124 million
Funding for schools£769.2 million£755.8 million
Un-ringfenced government grants£50.8 million£28.7 million
Specific grants£151.8 million£167.6 million
Internal and external income£334.4 million£338.5 million

The three year capital programme is £635.8 million.