How much we spend 2019 - 2020

It will cost the council £190.6 million this year to deliver services; £99.8 million of this will be met from Council Tax.

How much we spend

The 2019-2020 General Fund Revenue account summarises our gross expenditure and income, and shows the planned cost of services for the year.

Where the money comes from

  • SCC Council Tax £99.8m
  • Business Rates £77.3m
  • Other government grants £9.5m
  • Collection fund surplus £4.0m
2018/19 net cost £M
Outcome
2019/20 gross expenditure £M
2019/20 Gross Income £M
2019/20 net cost £M
9.56
Southampton is a city with strong sustainable growth
35.44
(24.69)
10.75
40.96
Children and Young People in Southampton get a good start in life
186.80
(146.92)
39.88
53.24
People in Southampton live safe, healthy, independent lives
105.32
(46.61)
58.71
29.55
Southampton is an attractive and modern city,where people are proud to live and work
40.93
(13.47)
27.46
28.61
A modern sustainable council
161.38
(130.89)
30.49
161.92
Outcome total
529.87
(362.58)
167.29
11.39
Capital Asset Management


16.34
0.63
Levies and contributions


0.63
6.94
Other expenditure and income and centrally held allocation


6.03
0.00
Transfer to reserves


0.31
180.88
Net Revenue Expenditure


190.60
(83.77)
Funding


(90.85)
97.11
Net General Fund Spending


99.75
(1.18)
Draw from balances


(0.00)
95.93
Council Tax requirement


99.75

Business Rates

The council collects the business rates in Southampton.

All occupiers of commercial properties pay business rates, called the National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR). The council retains 99 percent of the income collected and 1 percent is given to the Fire and Rescue Authority.

The rate each business pays is based on the rateable value of the property. As at 31 December 2018, there were 7,007 properties in Southampton subject to Business Rates.

Rateable values are assessed by the Valuation Office Agency, part of HM Revenue and Customs. They are not decided by the council.

Occupiers of small businesses with a rateable value of no more than £12,000 will pay no rates in 2019-2020.

Ratepayers with a rateable value of less than £51,000 will be charged at a lower rate (below £15,000 may be eligible for a further discount) under Small Business Rate Relief

Charities are entitled to receive rate relief if they meet certain criteria.