How your Council Tax is spent

Where our money comes from

Council Tax income accounts for 17% of the total funding requirement of the Council. Grants from the Scottish Government including Business Rate Income and Ring Fenced Funding amounts to 50%. Income from fees, charges and other income accounts for 32%.

Where our money comes from

£ million %
Fees, charges and other income 203.29 26
General revenue grant 143.12 18
Non domestic rates 257.80 33
Council Tax 148.91 19
Ring fenced grants 27.24 3
Use of reserves 4.35 1
Total 784.70 100

What we spend it on

The table below shows a breakdown of the Council wide spend over the main service groups. It also shows the amount of Band D Council Tax spent on each of the main service groups. This allows for comparison with other Scottish Councils.

What we spend it on £ million %
Children and family services 269.03 34
Commissioning 35.45 5
Customer 104.78 13
Integration joint board 182.32 23
Resources 200.86 25
Council expenses 1.59 0
Joint valuation board 1.95 0
Trading services surplus -11.29 0
Total 784.70 100

How we compare with the Scottish average

Our Band D Tax 23/24 - £1,490
Our Band D Tax Last Year - £1,419
Last year's Scottish Average - £1,238

Council house rents

The Housing Revenue Account must account separately for income and expenditure as detailed in the Housing
(Scotland) Act 1987, such that expenditure on Council houses is met from Council house rents, government grants and any other income raised. Hence, the Council Tax and business rate payers do not contribute towards the costs of Council houses. Rents were increased in 2023/24 by 4.0%.

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