How your Council Tax is calculated and spent
Net revenue spending on council services per directorate
2021/22 - £m
|Change from last year - £m||Change from last year - %||Council Tax Band D equivalent||% of total spending|
|Health and Social Care||49.8||1.2||2.4%||£308||22%|
|Children, Young People and Partnerships||122.8||1.2||1%||£760||54%|
This excludes spending on council housing, which is fully funded from rents.
Sources of funding
How your Council Tax is calculated
|Spending on services (excluding council housing)||£294.2|
|Less customer and client receipts||£66.4|
|Non Domestic Rates||£23.6|
|Total amount needed from Council Tax||£55.5|
Council Tax freeze
At the full Council meeting on Tuesday 23 February, councillors agreed to freeze Council Tax. The decision means that the average Band D Council Tax will remain at £1,409 from April 2021 to March 2022. The decision applies to all Council Tax bands.
Band D Council Tax
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.
Charges per Council Tax band
|Band||Range of values from: £||Range of values to: £||Factor||Charge: £|
Comparison with Government provision of planned spending
|£ 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.
Midlothian Council employees*
|Budgeted full-time equivalents|
*Figures correct as at February 2021
Non Domestic (Business) Rates for 2021/22
Pence per £
Pence per £
|National Business Rate||49.0||49.8|
|Properties with Rateable Value over £95,000||51.6||52.4|
|Properties with Rateable Value between £51,000 and
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