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Where is my Council Tax spent?

Our overall budget for 2023 to 2024 is £437.3 million.

Where the money comes from 2023 to 2024 (total £437.3million)

  • Specific grants, sales, fees and charges £203.3 million
  • Government funding £70.9 million
  • Business rates £52.1 million
  • Reserves £2.4 million
  • Council Tax £108.6 million

Where the money is spent (total £437.3 million)

  • Adults and health £111.1 million
  • Children's services and school funding £151.4 million
  • Community Services, Environment and Culture £71.2 million
  • Finance, Development and Regeneration £74.5 million
  • Corporate Services £13.3 million
  • Corporate Items £15.7 million

Council Tax for 2023 to 2024

The overall Council Tax increase for 2023 to 2024 is 4.9%.

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 2023 to 2024 bill is an increase on the whole Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council amount which results in a total increase of 4.9%. 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.

Budget Statement 2023 to 2024 (PDF) [144KB]