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 2020 to 2021
Description Amount
Business Rate Retention and Revenue Support Grant and Other Grants £8.97m
Council Tax - District Council £6.31m
Council Tax - Town and Parish Councils £2.52m
Total £17.80m
With over 105,600 people living in North Norfolk, this equates to £168.52 for each person

Where your council tax goes

Although NNDC is responsible for the collection of your council tax, only a small portion of this goes to the authority.

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 and much, much more.

Council expenditure is split into two main types:

  • capital
  • revenue

Capital expenditure

Capital expenditure 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 2019/20 2020/21
Boosting Business Sustainability and Growth £842,566 £5,890,020
Local Homes for Local Needs £3,759,163 £2,439,671
Coast, Countryside and the Environment £1,245,265 £3,393,863
Quality of Life £3,779,003 £9,931,966
Customer Focus and Financial Sustainability £1,642,498 £4,664,350
Total £11,268,495 £26,319,870

Revenue expenditure

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

Revenue Expenditure £m
  2019/20 2020/21
Service Total amount needed Less Income Nett Amount Needed Total amount needed Less Income Nett amount needed
Democratic and Central Services £5.2 £1.2 £4.0 £4.7 £1.4 £3.3
Coast Protection £0.7 £0.0 £0.7 £1.2 £0.0 £1.2
Cultural, recreation and sport £3.4 £0.5 £2.9 £3.3 £0.5 £2.8
Environmental Services, incl refuse and cleansing £9.3 £3.5 £5.8 £8.9 £3.8 £5.1
Housing £25.8 £23.8 £2.0 £24.8 £22.4 £2.4
Local Council Tax and Benefits £2.0 £0.7 £1.23 £2.0 £0.7 £1.3
Economic development, Planning and Transport (inc Car Parks) £4.7 £3.8 £0.9

£4.9

£3.8 £1.1
Adjustment for notional charges included above £4.9 £2.8 £2.1 £5.2 £2.7 £2.5
Investment Income £0.0 £1.2 (£1.2) £0.0 £1.0 (£1.0)
Contributions to and from reserves £0.3 £5.8 (£5.5) £2.4 £5.9 (£3.5)
Council Tax Freezing Fund £0.0 £0.0 (£0.0) £0.0 £0.0 (£0.0)
RSG/NNDR £0.0 £5.6 (£5.6) £0.0 £7.5 (£7.5)
New Homes Bonus and Rural Services Delivery Grant £0.0 £1.2 (£1.2) £0.0 £1.4 (£1.4)
Parish Precepts £2.4 £0.0 £2.4 £2.5 £0.0 £2.5
Total £58.6 £50.2 £8.4 £59.9 £51.1 £8.8

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 2020/21.

Sheringham Town Council
Category 2019/20 2020/21
Gross Expenditure £564,000 £564,000
Gross Income / Use of Reserves £221,000 £213,400
Council tax requirement £342,600 £350,600
Cromer Town Council
Category 2019/20 2020/21
Gross Expenditure £416,300 £441,000
Gross Income / Use of Reserves £132,700 £153,600
Council tax requirement £283,600 £287,400
North Walsham Town Council
Category 2019/20 2020/21
Gross Expenditure £441,200 £472,100
Gross Income / Use of Reserves £56,100 £55,100
Council tax requirement £385,100 £417,000
Fakenham Town Council
Category 2019/20 2020/21
Gross Expenditure £373,300 £400,000
Gross Income / Use of Reserves £191,800 £191,800
Council tax requirement £185,500 £208,200