How is your Council Tax spent in the district?

The range of services provided by North Norfolk District Council, Parish Councils and Town Councils includes refuse collection, housing advice, benefits, recycling, planning services, street cleaning, business growth, parks and leisure facilities, coast and flood defences and much, much more.

North Norfolk District Council is funded by a government grants and a redistributed proportion of business rates which are set nationally, together with revenue from council tax, which is set locally.

North Norfolk District Council Funding from 2022 to 2023
Description Amount
Business Rate Retention and Revenue Support Grant and Other Grants £9.07m
Council Tax - District Council £6.51m
Council Tax - Town and Parish Councils £2.72m
Total £18.30m
With over 105,167 people living in North Norfolk, this equates to £174.03 for each person

Where your council tax goes

NNDC is the billing authority for the district of North Norfolk. Meaning NNDC sends out council tax bills to residents and collects the council tax. However, most of this is distributed to County Council and Norfolk Police Authority, with a small portion going to town and parish councils.

Each £1 of council tax that we collect is split as follows:

  • 75p - Norfolk County Council
  • 14p - Norfolk Policy Authority
  • 8p - North Norfolk District Council
  • 3p - Town and Parish Councils

The money that is received by Norfolk County Council is to pay for services such as Education, Social Services, Waste Disposal, Libraries, Fire and Rescue. How Norfolk County Council spend this money is detailed on their Council tax page.

The money that is received by the Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner goes towards providing policing across Norfolk.

Council Tax pie chart

How is your council tax spent by the District Council?

The range of services provided by North Norfolk District Council, Parish Councils and Town Councils includes refuse collection, housing advice, benefits, recycling, planning services, street cleaning, business growth, parks and leisure facilities, coast and flood defences.

Council expenditure is split into two main types:

  • capital
  • revenue

Capital expenditure

Capital spending is for one-off projects such as major improvement works, initiatives or infrastructure procurement. The following table shows the Capital Projects that the Council is committed to funding.

Capital (Project) expenditure
Category 2021/22 2022/23
Boosting Business Sustainability and Growth £1,811,443 £1,088,373
Local Homes for Local Needs £1,977,167 £1,550,000
Coast, Countryside and the Environment £3,315,699 £3,288,935
Quality of Life £4,936,075 £41,000
Customer Focus and Financial Sustainability £195,000 £210,000
Total £12,235,384 £6,178,308

Revenue spending

Revenue spending is any recurring costs such as salaries, maintenance and consumables. The following table shows revenue expenditure budgets for the Council.

Revenue Expenditure £m
  2021/22 2022/23
Service Total amount needed Less Income Nett Amount Needed Total amount needed Less Income Nett amount needed
Democratic and Central Services £4.8 £1.3 £3.5 £5.7 £1.4 £4.3
Coast Protection £1.2 £0.0 £1.2 £1.1 £0.0 £1.1
Cultural, recreation and sport £3.5 £0.6 £2.9 £3.6 £0.5 £3.1
Environmental Services, includes refuse and cleansing £9.0 £3.9 £5.1 £10.5 £4.2 £6.3
Housing £24.6 £22.2 £2.4 £24.1 £21.1 £3.0
Local Council Tax and Benefits £2.1 £0.6 £1.5 £2.6 £0.7 £1.9
Economic development, Planning and Transport (includes car parks) £5.1 £3.9 £1.2

£5.9

£4.0 £1.9
Adjustment for notional charges included above £1.6 £2.9 (£1.3) £2.0 £4.1 (£2.1)
Investment Income £0.0 £0.8 (£0.8) £0.0 £1.0 (£1.0)
Contributions to and from reserves £0.9 £1.5 (£0.6) £0.4 £3.4 (£3.0)
Council Tax Freezing Fund £0.0 £0.0 (£0.0) £0.0 £0.0 (£0.0)
RSG/NNDR £0.0 £7.6 (£7.6) £0.0 £7.3 (£7.3)
New Homes Bonus and Rural Services Delivery Grant £0.1 £1.4 (£1.3) £0.1 £1.7 (£1.7)
Parish Precepts £2.6 £0.0 £2.6 £2.7 £0.0 £2.7
Total £55.5 £46.6 £8.9 £58.6 £49.4 £9.2

Large Town Councils

Town and Parish Councils with annual precepts set in excess of £140,000 are required to publish data that details their Council Tax Requirement. There are four such Town Councils that are required to do so in 2022/23.

Cromer Town Council
Category 2021/22 2022/23
Gross Expenditure £426,400 £454,700
Gross Income / Use of Reserves £142,800 £161,200
Council tax requirement £283,600 £293,500
Fakenham Town Council
Category 2020/21 2022/23
Gross Expenditure £309,500 £266,300
Gross Income / Use of Reserves £98,100 £40,400
Council tax requirement £211,400 £225,900
Holt Town Council
Category 2021/22 2022/23
Gross Expenditure £181,500 £181,700
Gross Income / Use of Reserves £42,200 £34,300
Council tax requirement £139,300 £147,400
North Walsham Town Council
Category 2021/22 2022/23
Gross Expenditure £475,200 £449,700
Gross Income / Use of Reserves £46,900 £21,400
Council tax requirement £428,300 £428,300
Sheringham Town Council
Category 2021/22 2022/23
Gross Expenditure £567,700 £601,000
Gross Income / Use of Reserves £225,600 £262,300
Council tax requirement £342,100 £338,700
Stalham Town Council
Category 2021/22 2022/23
Gross Expenditure £123,200 £175,000
Gross Income / Use of Reserves £21,700 £0
Council tax requirement £101,500 £175,000