How the Council Tax Money is Spent

In total, we will get £385.2m in revenue for the year 2017/18. Of that amount, £72.1m is from the Council Tax charge placed on residential properties in Southend for Borough Council services. The rest of the money comes from Government Grants, Business Rates and other grants, rents and incomes available to us.

This year there has been an increase of 4.99% in the Council Tax for Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, being a 1.99% general rise and a 3% Adult Social Care precept.

The table below shows the breakdown of our spending on services in 2017/18.

Council's spending on services 2017/18:

Portfolio Expenditure £m
Adult Social Care & Health 67.6
Children and Learning 99.4
Corporate & Community Services 120.2
Culture, Tourism & the Economy 12.2 
Technology 4.0
Leader 2.6 
Housing, Planning & Public Protection Services  26.6
Transport, Waste & Cleansing 23.5 
Levies  0.6 
Contingency  5.2
Financing Costs, Interest etc.  20.6
Earmarked Reserves etc.  2.7
Total 385.2

For further information on this subject please see the Council Tax Booklet 2017/2018 in the downloads area.

Page last updated: 14/03/2017