How your Council Tax is calculated and spent
How your Council Tax is calculated and spent 2022/23
2022/23 - £m
|Change from last year - £m||Change from last year - %||Council Tax Band D equivalent||% of total spending|
|Health and Social Care||58.5||8.6||14.7%||£341||24%|
|Children, Young People and Partnerships||129.0||6.3||4.9%||£753||52%|
This excludes spending on council housing, which is fully funded from rents.
Sources of funding
|Spending on services (excluding council housing)||£314.2|
|Less customer and client receipts||£66.9|
|Non Domestic Rates||£24.9|
|Utilisation of reserves||£4.7|
|Total amount needed from Council Tax||£58.5|
Council Tax rise
At the full Council meeting on Tuesday 15 February, councillors agreed to increase Council Tax by 2.38%. The decision means that the average Band D Council Tax will be £1,443 from April 2022 to March 2023. The decision applies to all Council Tax bands.
|Scottish average||£1,308||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
|£ 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 2022
Pence per £
Pence per £
|National Business Rate||49.8||49.0|
|Properties with Rateable Value over £95,000||52.4||51.6|
|Properties with Rateable Value between £51,000 and
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