The council's budget for 2022/23 was approved by Council on 22 February 2022.
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.
Uttlesford District Council's budget for 2022/23 was approved at Full Council on 22 February 2022.
The Uttlesford District Council part of the Council Tax will be increased to give a total Council Tax yield of £6,403,772.
The increase will cost a Band D property an extra £5 per year, taking the total Uttlesford precept for this type of property from £161.61 in 2021/22 to £166.61 in 2022/23.
The budget proposals were considered at three meetings where the proposals were formally approved.
- Review of budget proposals at Scrutiny Committee on 3 February 2022
- Finalisation of budget proposals at Cabinet on 10 February 2022
- Approval of final budget at Full Council on 22 February 2022
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.
- Commercial investment income - 18%
- Collection Fund - 22%
- Government funding - Rural Services Delivery Grant - 2%
- Government funding - New Homes Bonus - 24%
- Funded from UDC reserves - 3%
- Council Tax - 31%
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
More information on how the Council Tax bill was calculated for 2022/23.
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.
This shows how much we (Uttlesford District Council) plan to spend on each of our main services.
Increase / (decrease)
Direct service budgets
Net service expenditure
Capital financing and MRP
Recharge to HRA
Other corporate items
New Homes Bonus Grant
Business Rates Retention
Rural Services Grant
Covid-19 support funding
Council Tax - Collection Fund
Net Operating Expenditure
Net transfers to/(from) other earmarked reserves
Council Tax requirement
Council Tax (precept levied on Collection Fund)
Breakdown of our net service expenditure:
- Communities and Partnerships - 5%
- Environmental Services - 25%
- Finance and Administration - 34%
- Housing and Economic Development - 12%
- Capital financing - 9%
- Interest costs - 15%
Further details are set out in the General Fund and Council Tax 2022/23 report (PDF) [997KB] to Council. In this, the budget summary provides details on the funding of each of the council's services.