How much we spend 2022-2023

The council's net budget for the 2022-23 financial year is: £206.7 million. £108.8 million of this will be met from Council Tax.

How much we spend

The council's gross expenditure on General Fund services for the 2022-23 financial year is £534.1 million (£512.0 million for 2021-22), £327.4 million of this is met from service grants, fees and charges.

Where the remaining funding comes from Amount
Southampton City Council - Council Tax (including Adult Social Care precept) £108.8 million
Business Rates £44.7 million
Other government grants £49.0 million
Collection Fund surplus £4.2 million

Breakdown of the General Fund account

This table shows the 2022-23 General Fund account. It shows what we will need to spend to deliver services:

2021-22
Net Cost £M
Services 2022-23
Net Cost £M
6.91 Education and Learning 9.11
75.46 Adult social care 79.37
50.05 Children's social care 47.70
14.09 Managing waste 15.97
6.82 Museums, libraries and other cultural services 5.66
3.85 Parks and open spaces, street cleaning, highways, transport and parking 5.40
3.72 Communities, homelessness and City safety 4.04
3.39 Planning, licensing, elections and regulatory services 4.29
31.78 Supporting and enabling frontline services 28.43
196.07 Service total 199.97
2.49 Capital financing and other central costs 6.74
198.56 Net Revenue Expenditure 206.71
(92.68) Funding (97.94)
105.88 Net General Fund Spending 108.77
0.00 Draw from balances 0.00
105.88 Council Tax Requirement 108.77

See also