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Council Finance

 

Total Revenue Allocations, 2017/18

The following table shows the Councils with the highest and lowest Total Revenue Allocations (TRAs) per head. Aberdeen City has ranked lowest of Scotlandís 32 local authorities.

Council Area
Total Revenue Allocations
Total Revenue Allocations
(per head)
Rank
(out of 32)

Highest

 

 

 

Eilean Siar

£97,816

£3,613.45

1

Shetland Islands

£82,695

£3,564.44

2

Orkney Islands

£68,048

£3,140.20

3

Argyll & Bute

£197,067

£2,268.01

4

Inverclyde

£164,339

£2,067.16

5

Lowest

 

 

 

Fife

£626,912

£1,703.19

28

Perth & Kinross

£244,768

£1,632.55

29

Aberdeenshire

£412,932

£1,576.32

30

City of Edinburgh

£719,869

£1,443.17

31

Aberdeen City

£331,097

£1,437.36

32

Source: Scottish Government, Finance Circular No. 7/2015. 

 

Aberdeen City Council spending, 2016/17

Service
Total net spending
2016/17
Band D council tax equivalent
2016/17

Corporate Governance

£27.96m

£78.87

Adult Health & Social Care

£87.59m

£247.08

Education & Children's Services

£226.74m

£639.61

Communities Housing & Infrastructure

£94.06m

£265.35

Office of Chief Executive

£3.42m

£9.66

Council Contingencies

£1.54m

£4.36

Council Expenses

£2.12m

£5.97

Joint Valuation Boards

£1.65m

£4.64

Trading

-£8.91m

-£25.15

Total

£436.16m

£1,230.39

Source: Aberdeen City Council, Finance


Council tax and Scottish Water Charges, 2017/18

The council tax for 2017/18 has not changed for the tax bands A to D.  However, tax bands E to H saw an increase.  The cost of water and waste water has also risen slightly compared to the previous year.  Please note that council tax levels for 2017/18 include both water and waste water charges which are not set by Aberdeen City Council.

 Council Tax Band
 Council Tax
Water Supply 
 Waste Water
Total 
 Band A

 £820.26

 £132.84

 £154.20

 £1,107.30

 Band B

 £956.97

 £154.98

 £179.90

 £1,291.85

 Band C

 £1,093.68

 £177.12

 £205.60

 £1,476.40

 Band D

 £1,230.39

 £199.26

 £231.30

 £1,660.95

 Band E

 £1,616.60

 £243.54

 £282.70

 £2,124.84

 Band F

 £1,999.38

 £287.82

 £334.10

 £2,621.30

 Band G

 £2,409.51

 £332.10

 £385.50

 £3,127.11

 Band H

 £3,014.46

 £398.52

 £462.60

 £3,875.58

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Source: Aberdeen City Council, Council Tax Bands

 

Total full-time equivalent (FTE) council staff, 2016

In quarter three (Q3) of 2016, there were 7,000 people employed full-time in Aberdeen City Council. This is equivalent to 30 employees per 1,000 population. This ratio is well below the Scottish average of 37 council employees per 1,000 population.

Council Area
2015
Q3
 2016
Q3
Annual
% change
Employees
per 1,000 population*

Aberdeen City

6,900

 7,000

1.8%

30

Aberdeenshire

10,500

 10,400

-1.8%

40

Dundee City

6,100

 6,100

 -0.8%

41

City of Edinburgh

15,300

 14,600

-4.9%

29

Glasgow City

17,000

 16,800

-0.9%

28

Scotland

200,100

 196,200

-1.4%

37

Source: Scottish Government, Public Sector Employment
*Mid 2015 population estimates