How the Council Tax Money is Spent

In total, we will get £357.3m in revenue for the year 2019/20. Of that amount, £80.8m 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 4.49% in the Council Tax for Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, being a 2.99% general rise and a 1.5% Adult Social Care precept.

The table below shows the breakdown of our spending on services in 2019/20.

Council's spending on services 2019/20:

Portfolio Expenditure £m
Leader 14.0
Growth 9.9
Adults and Housing 68.6
Children and Learning 83.4
Healthy Communities and Wellbeing 99.4
Infrastructure 17.2
Public Protection 36.4
Levies 0.6
Contingency 5.1
Financing costs, Interest etc 16.2
Earmarked Reserves and capital contributions 6.5
Total 357.3

For further information on this subject please see the Council Tax Booklet 2019/2020 in the downloads area.

Page last updated: 11/03/2019