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Cotswold District Council budget for 2022/23

Our budget for the 2022/23 financial year is £12.595m. This is funded through your Council Tax, a share of Business Rates and Government grants. Over the past 10 years the Government grant has reduced significantly.

Only 7% of the Council Tax you pay comes to Cotswold District Council.  Most of it goes to Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Police with your local town or parish council receiving the remainder. 

We use our budget to provide many services including waste collections, leisure facilities, fly-tipping collection, tourism services and car parks among many others. We do not provide other services such as road maintenance, libraries, adult social care or public health which are run by the county council.

The Cotswold District Council part of this year's council tax bill, will rise by 3.6% - that's just 10p a week, or £5 a year for the average band D household . 

The money you pay in Council Tax only covers 17% of our total income.

Where the Council’s money comes from

  • Government grants (42%)
  • Service income, fees and charges (31%)
  • Business rates (10%)
  • Council tax ( 17%)

Where the Council’s money will be spent in 2022/23

  • Land, legal and property (5%)
  • Revenues and housing support (2%)
  • Customer, HR, IT and other support services (22%)
  • Environmental Services and waste collection(28%)
  • Organisational running costs (10%)
  • Democratic services (8%)
  • Planning and strategic housing (12%)
  • Environmental and regulatory services (3%)
  • Leisure and communities (10%)

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