Budget 2021/22

The council's budget for 2021/22 was approved by Council on 23 February 2021.

You can find out on this page how the budget was approved, where the council's income comes from, what we will be doing in response to the public consultation and how the council will be spending your money in the coming year.
   

Budget summary

Uttlesford District Council's budget for 2021/22 was approved at Full Council on 23 February 2021.

The Uttlesford District Council part of  the Council Tax will be increased to give a total Council Tax yield of £6,158,686.

The increase will cost a Band D property an extra £5 per year, taking the total Uttlesford precept for this type of property from £156.61 in 2020/21 to £161.61 in 2021/22.

How the budget was approved

The budget proposals were considered at three meetings where the proposals were formally approved.

Funding the budget

The budget lays out how much we plan to spend on each of our main services. We collect some of this money through Council Tax, but we have other sources of income from sources such as Localised Business Rates Retention (BRR),  New Homes Bonus (NHB), Rural Services Delivery Grant (RSDG), fees charged for services and from investments.This chart shows the main sources of the council's income.

Budget 2021/22 breakdown of the council's funding

How Uttlesford District Council calculates Council Tax

We (Uttlesford District Council) collect your Council Tax and put it into a separate fund called the collection fund. We share this fund with Essex County Council, Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and the parish and town councils. These components of your Council Tax are called "precepts". In every pound (£) that we collect:

  • 71 p goes to Essex County Council
  • 11p goes to the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner - Policing and community safety
  • 9p goes to Uttlesford District Council
  • 5p goes (on average) to town and parish councils
  • 4p goes to the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner - Fire & Rescue Authority

Council Tax 2021/22 who gets what

More information on how the Council Tax bill was calculated for 2021/22.

Fees

We generate some income from the fees we charge for services.

Business Rates (NNDR)

Business rates (National Non-domestic Rates) are charged on most non-domestic properties, like shops, offices, pubs, warehouses, factories, holiday rental homes or guest houses.
 

How Uttlesford District Council spends the budget

This shows how much we (Uttlesford District Council) plan to spend on each of our main services.
 

 

£'000

2020/21

Original budget

2020/21

Current budget

2021/22

Original budget

 

Increase / (decrease)

Direct service budgets

 

 

 

 

Net service expenditure

14,874

14,874

11,100

(3,773)

Corporate items

 

  

 

Capital financing

1,672

8,160

3,926

(4,534)

Recharge to HRA

(1,747)

(1,747)

(1,552)

194

Other corporate items

(1,096)

(1,096)

(56)

1,040

Net expenditure

13,703

20,191

13,117

(7,073)

Funding

 

  

 

New Homes Bonus Grant

(3,635)

(3,634)

(2,823)

811

Business Rates Retention

(3,317)

(3,317)

2,721

6,038

Rural Services Grant

(279)

(279)

(293)

(13)

Covid-19 support funding

0

0

(890)

(890)

Council Tax - Collection Fund balance

(20)

(20)

(55)

75

 

(7,251)

(7,251)

(1,230)

6,021

Net Operating Expenditure

6,452

12,940

11,888

(1,052)

Net transfers to/(from) other earmarked reserves

(495)

(6,983)

(5,729)

1,254

Council Tax requirement

5,957

5,957

6,159

202

Council Tax (precept levied on Collection Fund)

(5,957)

(5,957)

(6,159)

(202)

 

0

0

0

0


Breakdown of the council's net service expenditure

Budget 2021/22 breakdown of the council's net service expenditure
 

Further details are set out in the General Fund and Council Tax 2021/22 report [720.6KB] to Council. In this, the budget summary in Appendix H provides details on the funding of each of the council's services.
  

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