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Local authority budgeted revenue expenditure

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  • Release date: 17 June 2014
  • Period covered: 2014-15
This report has been discontinued. Data will now be published in the new report ‘Local authority revenue budget and capital forecast’.

An annual report which includes information by type of service and local authority.

Key points

  • Total budgeted gross revenue expenditure as reported by Welsh local authorities for 2014-15 is £7.9 billion, a decrease of 0.2% on the previous year.
  • County and county borough councils reported increases of 0.2% or £16 million in their gross revenue expenditure whilst police reported an average decrease of 4.3%. Fire authorities reported an average decrease of 0.6% and national park authorities a decrease of 10.8%.
  • Education services accounted for 33% of the total budgeted expenditure and social services 20%.  These two services account for over half of the overall expenditure.
  • Newport shows the largest county increase in gross revenue expenditure at 3.5%. Gwynedd shows the largest decrease at 3.1%.
  • Net revenue expenditure, i.e. excluding specific and special grants, will decrease by 1.1% in 2014-15.


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