Where the money is spent

Our total budget for 2017-18 is £1.383 billion.

We spend it on the following:

  • £575m - Children’s Services, including schools
  • £369m - Adult Social Services
  • £327m - Community and Environmental Services
  • £50m - General Finance – includes money set aside for interest and repayment of loans for capital projects (eg schools and roads) and pension payments
  • £23m - Running the council (including HR, communications, legal and democratic services)
  • £39m – Finance and Commercial Services