Cost of our services for 2023 to 2024
The council has a gross revenue expenditure budget of £891.1 million in 2023 to 2024.
Council spending in 2023 to 2024
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 2023 to 2024 £351.1 million is funded by government grants ring fenced for schools, housing benefit and public health.
£62.4 million comes from housing rents, including housing benefit rent rebates, and is ring fenced for council housing.
Where we get our money from
£413.5 million of our budget comes from ring fenced funding for public health, schools, housing benefit and council housing.
Only 19.1% of our budget is funded from Council Tax. For 2023 to 2024 full council agreed an increase of 4.99% in the Brighton & Hove City Council element of Council Tax, which included a 2% increase in the Adult Social Care Precept.
Council Tax will raise £170.3 million in 2023 to 2024, an additional £7.1 million from last year.
Our overall gross spending will be £46.7 million more than last year.
Other sources of income include:
- £152.0 million from fees, charges and rents
- £80.3 million from Business Rates
- £64.9 million from other government grants
- £3.9 million from reserves
View our budget and Council Tax summary booklet.