How the Council budget is allocated
How the Council budget is allocated 2023/24
2023/24 - £m
|Change from last year - £m||Change from last year - %||Council Tax Band D equivalent||% of total spending|
|Health and Social Care||58.6||0.1||0.2%||£336||22%|
|Children, Young People and Partnerships||139.9||10.8||7.7%||£801||53%|
This excludes spending on council housing, which is fully funded from rents.
Sources of funding
|Spending on services (excluding council housing)||£327.5|
|Less customer and client receipts||£63.2|
|Non Domestic Rates||£35.2|
|Utilisation of reserves||£7.9|
|Total amount needed from Council Tax||£62.8|
Council Tax rise
At the full Council meeting on Tuesday 21 February, councillors agreed to increase Council Tax by 5%. The decision means that the average Band D Council Tax will be £1,515 from April 2023 to March 2024. The decision applies to all Council Tax bands.
|Scottish average||£1,347||Not yet known|
Council Tax is calculated initially on the basis of a band D property, and fractions (see Factor column below) are used to calculate the tax for all other bands.
|Band||Range of values from: £||Range of values to: £||Factor||Charge: £|
Comparison with Government provision of planned spending
|Type||£ per dwelling|
|Expenditure figure used by
Government in *Aggregate
External Finance (Government
|Approved expenditure by authority
on a comparable basis
*The Aggregate External Finance is the total amount of money paid by the Scottish Government to Midlothian Council to support net revenue spending.
|Year||Budgeted full-time equivalents|
*Figures correct as at February 2023
Pence per £
Pence per £
|National Business Rate||49.8||49.8|
|Properties with Rateable Value over £95,000||52.4||52.4|
|Properties with Rateable Value between £51,000 and
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