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How we spend your Council Tax
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 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 2023 to 2024|
|Business Rate Retention and Revenue Support Grant and Other Grants||£8.35m|
|Council Tax - District Council||£6.74m|
|Council Tax - Town and Parish Councils||£2.88m|
|With over 103,257 people living in North Norfolk, this equates to £174.83 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 Norfolk 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.
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 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|
|Boosting Business Sustainability and Growth||£ 6,356,850||£3,043,250|
|Local Homes for Local Needs||£4,281,020||£1,675,000|
|Coast, Countryside and the Environment||£1,529,930||£6,626,040|
|Quality of Life||£1,593,560||£1,596,000|
|Customer Focus and Financial Sustainability||£1,082,220||£205,000|
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|
|Service||Total amount needed||Less Income||Nett Amount Needed||Total amount needed||Less Income||Nett amount needed|
|Environmental & Leisure Services||£11.4||£6.5||£4.9||£12.1||£3.6||£8.5|
|Finance, Assets and Legal||£25.3||£21.7||£3.6||£22.8||£18.0||£4.8|
|Adjustment for notational charges included above||£2.0||£4.1||£2.1||
|Contributions to and from reserves||£0.1||£3.6||£3.5||£0.5||£5.4||£4.9|
|Retained Business Rates||£0.0||£7.2||£7.2||£0.0||£6.3||£6.3|
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 six Town Councils that are required to do so in 2023/24. Please refer to the Town Council websites for their full budget details.
|Cromer Town Council|
|Gross Income / Use of Reserves||£161,200||£213,200|
|Council tax requirement||£293,500||£296,236|
|Fakenham Town Council|
|Gross Income / Use of Reserves||£40,400||£47,100|
|Council tax requirement||£225,900||£239,550|
|Holt Town Council|
|Gross Income / Use of Reserves||£34,334||£33,512|
|Council tax requirement||£147,366||£156,007|
|North Walsham Town Council|
|Gross Income / Use of Reserves||£21,400||£36,080|
|Council tax requirement||£428,300||£428,320|
|Sheringham Town Council|
|Gross Income / Use of Reserves||£262,300||£281,977|
|Council tax requirement||£338,700||£339,509|
|Stalham Town Council|
|Gross Income / Use of Reserves||£0||£0|
|Council tax requirement||£175,000||£190,000|