Cost of council services 2015/16

The net budget requirement for 2015/16 is estimated at £19,788,000, a decrease of £282,000 (1.4%), on last years budget. The council has achieved a balanced budget, whilst ensuring council tax rises are kept to a minimum.

Canterbury City CouncilGross Expenditure £’000Total Income £’000Net cost 15/16 £’000Net cost 14/15 
£’000
Corporate Management, Legal, Strategy & Democratic Services 3,363 (607) 2,756 2,836
Commissioned Services, including Theatres, Museums & Environmental and Waste Services 20,821 (11,857) 8,965 9,187
Direct Services, including Housing, Community Services & Engineers 9,997 (12,026) (2,029) (1,715)
Planning & Regeneration 3,920 (1,760) 2,159 2,449
Property, Finance & Central Services 4,395 (5,880) (1,485) (1,321)
Benefit Payments, Council Tax and NDR collection costs 49,601 (48,287) 1,315 1,275
Other Services 8,904 (537) 8,367 7,840
Contribution to/from Reserves 373 (633) (260) (481)
Housing Revenue Account 27,457 (27,457) 0 0
Totals 2015/16 101,374 (81,587) 19,788 20,070