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Budget 2017/18

The budget was approved at the Full Council meeting on Thursday 25 February 2016.

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Budget Summary

Uttlesford District Council's budget proposals for 2017/18 were approved at Full Council on the 23rd February 2017.

Council tax has increased by 2%, giving a total council tax yield of £5,034,621. The gross revenue budget for providing services is £36,230,625 of which £5,034,621 will be funded from council tax.

The 2% increase will cost a Band D property an extra £2.80 per year, taking the total Uttlesford precept in 2016/17 from £140.13 to £142.93 in 2017/18.

The Key items in the budget included in the 2017/18 budget are;

  • An extensive programme of improvements on sheltered accommodation schemes
  • Additional funds for Street Services, grounds maintenance and litter picking
  • Significant investment in the vehicle replacement programme
  • Support for the roll-out of superfast broadband
  • Funding for two Police Community Support Officers for the district, plus funding to support a recruitment drive for more Special Constables
  • Investment for improvements at Saffron Walden Museum
  • Disabled Facilities Grants
  • Continued commitment to the voluntary sector, including grants made available in the Community Projects Grants scheme every year for the next five years

Budget Book 2017/18

The budget book provides an overview of the council's revenue budget for 2016-17 and capital programme 2016/17-2020/21. It also provides information in respect of the council's reserves, fees and charges.

pdf icon 2017/18 Budget Book [1Mb]

How the budget was approved

The budget proposals were considered at the following meetings  where the proposals were formally approved. Reports and background papers which were submitted to each of these meetings can be inspected using the links below.

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 Fire Authority, Police & Crime Commissioner for Essex and the parish and town councils.

How Uttlesford District Council calculates and spends Council Tax

The table below shows how much we (Uttlesford District Council) plan to spend on each of our main services. We collect some of this money through Council Tax, but we have two other main sources of income - the Revenue Support Grant and localised business rates.

The table below shows how the movement in our Council Tax requirement reconciles to our budget for 2017/18. Government policies and the state of the national economy affect our spending in general, and also affect some particular services, such as paying benefits. 

How Essex County Council, Essex Fire Authority, Police & Crime Commissioner for Essex calculate and spend Council Tax

Use the links below to find out about the precept levels and funds required by Essex County Council, Essex Fire Authority and the Essex Police & Crime Commissioner.

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About Essex County Council
Essex County Council  - Council Tax Information 2017/18>>
  
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About Essex Police Authority
Paying for our policing in 2017/18>>
  
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About Essex Fire Authority
Essex County Fire & Rescue Service planned spending 2017/18>>

How parish and town councils calculate and spend Council Tax

Use the links below to find out about the precept levels and funds required by Great Dunmow Town Council, Saffron Walden Town Council and Stansted Parish Council.

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Great Dunmow Town Council logo
About Great Dunmow Town Council
Great Dunmow Council  - Council Tax Information 2017/18>>
  
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Saffron Walden Town Council logo
About Saffron Walden Town Council
Saffron Walden Town Council - Council Tax Information 2017/18>>
  
Stansted Mountfitchet Parish Council
Stansted Mountfitchet Parish Council
About Stansted Mountfitchet Parish Council
Stansted Mountfitchet Parish Council - Council Tax Information 2017/18>>

Council Tax amounts split by town or parish

This table shows the total Council Tax for each band, based on the amounts required by Uttlesford District Council, Essex County Council, Essex Fire Authority, Police & Crime Commissioner for Essex and your parish or town council.

 


Contact Uttlesford District Council

Tel: 01799 510510 Email: uconnect@uttlesford.gov.uk

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