Council budget and spending

How council tax and business rates are spent

2022-23

Pie chart showing how council tax and business rates are spent 2022 2023

The graph shows how every £1 budgeted is spent:

  • 15p pays for adult social care services
  • 20p pays for children, learning and skills
  • 6p pays for Place and Community services
  • 14p pays for support services and corporate expenditure
  • 17p pays for Minimum Revenue Provision
  • 19p pays for other capitalisation directions
  • 8p pays for support services and corporate expenditure

Where does the money come from?

The budget required to support the Services provided by the Council is £191.651million. The 2021/22 figures have been restated to reflect movement from reserves in the funding section. The funding sources for the council budget are detailed below:

Source of funding

2021/22
£000

2021/22
%

2022/23
£000

2022/23
%

Total Budget Requirement

135,805

100%

191,651

100%

LESS: Sources of Funding*

74,958

55%

126,748

66%

Council Tax Requirement excluding Parishes

60,847

45%

64,903

34%

*Sources of funding for 2022/23 includes £84.1m capitalisation direction

Budget Table

2021/22
Budget
£000

Services

2022/23
Budget
£000

46,269

People (Adults)

28,441

11,492

People (Children)

7,725

33,632

Slough Children First

31,436

10,835

Place & Community

11,516

18,363

Resources

27,248

15,214

Corporate

85,285

135,805

Budget Requirement

191,651

(74,958)

Other Sources of Finance*

(126,748)

60,847

Council Tax Requirement excluding Parishes

64,903

185

Local Parishes

199

61,032

Total Council Tax Requirement including Parishes

65,102

How the Budget has changed

Budget details

£000

2021/22 Budget (Restated)

135,805

Recognised cost pressures and sevice growth requirements

75,805

Savings

(19,959)

2022/23 Budget

191,651

Net increase in budget

55,846

Payments made for levies and parish precepts

Budget details

2021/22
£000

2022/23
£000

Environment agency for Flood Defence*

95.9

99.6

Britwell Parish

48.5

52.6

Colnbrook with Poyle Parish

103.0

76.4

Wexham Court Parish

33.7

69.7

* Flood defence levy is included in the Regeneration budget.