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How we work out your Council Tax

The figures we use to work out the Council Tax charge

Our budget requirement

The amount raised through Council Tax is our budget requirement minus the grants we receive from Central Government, and any surplus from previous years.

The council's budget requirement for 2019/2020 is shown below:

King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council's budget requirement (current year)
2019/2020
Services Spend £ Income £ Net Cost £
Corporate 5,273,980 (59,240) 5,214,740
Central services recharge (4,103,500) 0 (4,103,500)
Democracy 1,473,990 (33,880) 1,440,110
Central and Community Services 4,831,130 (2,508,490) 2,322,640
Chief Executive 1,881,680 (364,370) 1,517,310
Commercial Services 21,050,320 (17,079,580) 3,970,740
Environment and Planning 5,151,690 (3,040,340) 2,111,350
Finance service 38,997,720 (36,711,550) 2,286,170
Financing adjustment 1,931,870 (340,000) 1,591,870
Internal Drainage Boards 2,759,490 0 2,759,490
Council Tax Support to Parishes 20,970 0 20,970
Reimbursement of lump sum pension payment 1,517,000 0 1,517,000
Contribution to General Fund Balance (1,618,510) 0 (1,618,510)
Borough budget requirement 79,167,830 (60,137,450) 19,030,380
Parish precepts 2,551,950 - 2,551,950
Special expenses 697,910 - 697,910
Business Rates Retention 11,212,410 (21,620,030) (10,407,620)
Government Grants 0 (1,019,860) (1,019,860)
Collection Fund Surplus - Council Tax 0 (100,000) (100,000)
Collection Fund Surplus - Business Rates 0 (1,061,060) (1,061,060)
Total budget 2019/20 93,630,100 (83,938,400) 9,691,700

Previous year for comparison

King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council's budget requirement (previous year)
2018/2019
Services Spend £ Income £ Net Cost £
Corporate 2,530,230 (36,440) 2,493,790
Democracy 1,489,440 (7,330) 1,482,110
Service areas:      
Central and Community Services 4,240,940 (2,705,270) 1,535,670
Chief Executive 1,628,210 (114,150) 1,514,060
Commercial Services 20,705,970 (16,419,040) 4,286,930
Environment and Planning 5,851,440 (3,500,460) 2,350,980
       
Financing adjustment (3,656,180) (303,000) (3,959,180)
Internal Drainage Boards 2,716,590 - 2,716,590
Council Tax Support to Parishes 43,680 - 43,680
Reimbursement of lump sum pension payment (1,415,000) - (1,415,000)
Contribution to General Fund Balance (102,390) - (102,390)
Borough budget requirement 79,935,320 (61,587,750) 18,347,570
Parish precepts 2,285,370 - 2,285,370
Special expenses 656,830 - 656,830
Business Rates Retention 10, 788,520 (18,496,010) (7,707,490)
Government Grants - (2,998,650) (2,998,650)
Collection Fund Surplus - Council Tax - (180,000) (180,000)
Collection Fund Surplus - Business Rates   (1,457,750) (1,457,750)
Total budget 2018/19 93,666,040 (84,720,160) 8,945,880

Please note, these figures are affected by rounding.

For more information about your 2019 to 2020 Council Tax bill, please see our explanatory note.

What are Special Expenses?

These are charges made by us where we carry out work on behalf of your Parish Council, that would normally be done by the Parish Council themselves.

This work includes maintaining cemeteries, town halls, playing fields, open space and footway lighting.