Where the money is spent

Our total budget for 2022-23 is £1.637 billion.

We spend it on the following:

  • £617m – Children’s Services, including schools
  • £495m – Adult Social Services
  • £340m – Community and Environmental Services
  • £107m – General Finance – includes money set aside for interest and repayment of loans for capital projects (eg schools and roads) and pension payments
  • £24m – Running the council (including HR, communications, legal and democratic services)
  • £54m – Finance and Commercial Services