Council Tax Information

How Council Tax is Spent

Information to Council Taxpayers on planned expenditure and Council Tax level in 2022-23

Expenditure and Council Tax Level in 2022-23 

The costs of the services administered by the County Council are shown below.  The Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and the Town and Community Councils independently determine their own expenditure levels and resultant levies and precepts.

Local Government Finance Settlement:

The Standard Spending Assessment (the need to spend), calculated by the Welsh Government, is £279.1mwhich compares to the net Council expenditure of £266.0m shown below.

Capital Investment: 

A programme of capital investment totaling £123.2m is planned for 2022-23, including slippage from previous years. This may be added to if additional funding approvals are received in the year.

Financial Reserves:

Revenue reserves – It is estimated that the Housing Revenue Account working balance (£0.7m) and the General Fund working balance (£7.0m) will remain unchanged during 2022-23. Included in the net expenditure of the County Council Services set out below are the planned net appropriations to reserves of £0.2m earmarked for specific purposes.

Planned Revenue Expenditure:

The revenue budget as summarised below may be added to if additional funding approvals are received in the year.

Copies of the integrated budget reports can be obtained from the Director of Resources, County Hall, Haverfordwest SA61 1TP or by searching meetings and agendas 

 

County Council Services
Gross expenditure 2022-23 (£'000)
Income 2022-23 (£'000)
Reserves 2022-23 (£'000)
Net Estimated Expenditure 2022-23 (£'000)
Net Estimated Expenditure 2021-22 £'000)
 Education Services 126,311  19,714  3,337 103,260  99,998
 Children Services 24,158  6,052  1,320  16,786  15,057 
Adult Social Services  97,742  33,052  165  64,855  56,699 
Housing Services  29,526  28,381  27  1,172  1,270 
Council Housing  22,013  26,159  4,146 
Highways and Transportation  21,494  12,395  742  9,841  9,009 
Culture Related Services  11,726  4,684  780  6,262  6,133 
Planning Services  7,324  4,782  34  2,508  1,806 
Environmental Services  24,274  8,142  561  16,693  15,996 
Council Tax Reduction Scheme 10,080 10,080  10,251 
Central, Corporate and Democratic Services 11,757 1,985  70  9,702  8,619 
Court Services 424 103  321  319 
Corporate Restructure 221 221  340 
Vacancy Management 1,000 1,000 
Contingency 3,500 3,500 
Capital Financing and Investment Income & MM 13,723 868 137  12,992  11,370 
Cost of County Council Services 403,273 146,317 237 257,193  236,187 

 

Levies and Community Precepts
Net Estimated Expenditure 2022-23 £'000 
Net Estimated Expenditure 2021-22 £'000
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park 1,134 1,093
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service 7,439 7,156
Town and Community Council precepts 2,366 2,216
Budget requirement 268,132 246,652
Add: Discretionary rate relief 290 290
Less: Town and Community Council Precepts 2,366 2,216
Net County Council Expenditure and Levies 266,056 244,726
Less: Revenue Support Grant 150,387 137,154
Non-Domestic Rates Share 45,870 42,233
Total Charge to taxpayers for County Council Services and Levies 69,799 65,339

 

 Calculation of Council Tax

 Local Precepts

 

ID: 138, revised 23/01/2023
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