Where the money is spent

Our total budget for 2018-19 is £1.376bn.

We spend it on the following:

  • £552m - Children’s Services, including schools
  • £410m - Adult Social Services
  • £292m - Community and Environmental Services
  • £57m - General Finance – includes money set aside for interest and repayment of loans for capital projects (eg schools and roads) and pension payments
  • £20m - Running the council (including HR, communications, legal and democratic services)
  • £45m – Finance and Commercial Services

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