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Where is my Council Tax spent?

Where the money comes from 2024 to 2025 (total £464.7million)

In 2024 to 2025, the money will come from:

  • £209.6 million from sales, fees and charges
  • £77.9 million from government funding
  • £60.1 million from business rates
  • £1.2 million from reserves
  • £115.9 million from Council Tax

Where the money is spent (total £464.7 million)

The money will be spent in: 

  • £129.1 million in adults and health 
  • £158.2 million in children's services and school funding
  • £72.3 million in community services, environment and culture
  • £71.8 million in finance, development and regeneration
  • £13.7 million in corporate services 
  • £19.4 million in corporate items
  • £0.2 million in Port Health and Environment Agency Levy

Council Tax for 2024 to 2025

The overall Council Tax increase for 2024 to 2025 is 4.95%.

The government has allowed councils which provide social care to adults to increase their share of Council Tax. This additional Council Tax charge is called the adult social care precept. This started in 2016 and it is a government requirement that this precept is shown as a separate line on your bill with an amount that is the total for this additional precept, rather than the total spend on adult social care.

The 2% increase shown on your 2024 to 2025 bill is an increase on the whole Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council amount which results in a total increase of 4.95%. The income generated from this charge is ring-fenced, meaning it can only be used for adult social care services that Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council provide.