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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 2020/2021 is shown below:

King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council's budget requirement (current year)
2020/2021
Services Spend £ Income £ Net Cost £
Corporate 7,687,500 (69,480) 7,618,020
Central services recharge 0 0 0
Democracy 1,301,700 (10,760) 1,290,940
Central and Community Services 4,521,060 (2,834,770) 1,686,290
Chief Executive 1,586,130 (373,730) 1,212,400
Commercial Services 19,436,610 (17,353,640) 2,082,970
Environment and Planning 4,677,970 (3,033,100) 1,644,870
Finance service 34,513,450 (32,400,990) 2,112,460
Financing adjustment 2,181,880 (490,790) 1,691,090
Internal Drainage Boards 2,809,170 0 2,809,170
Council Tax Support to Parishes 20,970 0 20,970
Reimbursement of lump sum pension payment (3,570,000) 0 (3,570,000)
Contribution to General Fund Balance (349,780) 0 (349,780)
Borough budget requirement 74,816,660 (56,567,260) 18,249,400
Parish precepts 2,685,454 - 2,685,454
Special expenses 725,790 - 725,790
Business Rates Retention 11,403,310 (20,882,980) (9,479,670)
Government Grants 0 (1,993,100) (1,993,100)
Collection Fund Surplus - Council Tax 0 0 0
Collection Fund Surplus - Business Rates 0 0 0
Total budget 2019/20 89,631,214 (79,443,340) 10,187,874

Previous year for comparison

King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council's budget requirement (previous 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

Please note, these figures are affected by rounding.

For more information about your 2020 to 2021 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.