How the budget is spent

The County Council put in place a programme of efficiency savings during 2010/11 to achieve annual savings of £15 million in 2011/12 and 2012/13 in anticipation of reduced government grant. Following the Emergency Budget in June 2010, all services were required to identify further savings of 8% each year over the two financial years 2011/12 and 2012/13. These assumptions were built-in to the financial strategy approved as part of the budget for 2011/12

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Social care for older people and adults with disabilities277
Children’s services including social care (excluding schools)141
Repair and maintenance of roads, public transport and planning 76
Culture, Communities and other services such as libraries 60
Borrowing costs 56
Capital costs paid for from revenue 39
Waste management 35
Future inflation, contingencies and reserves 28
Total 712