Cost of our services for 2021 to 2022
The council has a gross revenue expenditure budget of £825.6 million in 2021 to 2022.
Council spending in 2021 to 2022
Around half of our budget is restricted by law to spend on:
- housing benefit
- council housing
- public health
This is called ring fenced funding.
In 2021 to 2022 £334.3 million is funded by government grants ring fenced for schools, housing benefit and public health
£54.9 million comes from housing rents, including housing benefit rent rebates, and is ring fenced for council housing.
Where we get our money from
£334.3 million of our budget comes from ring fenced funding for public health, schools, housing benefit and council housing.
Only 18.7% of our budget is funded from Council Tax. For 2021 to 2022 full council agreed an increase of 4.99% in the Brighton & Hove City Council element of Council Tax, which included a 3% increase in the Adult Social Care Precept.
Council Tax will raise £154.5 million in 2021 to 2022, an additional £5.3 million from last year.
Our overall gross spending will be £31 million more than last year.
Other sources of income include:
- £137.1 million from fees, charges and rents
- £66.8 million from Business Rates
- £59.4 million from other government grants
- £7.8 million from reserves
View our budget and Council Tax summary booklet.
You can also view our budget report in full.