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Local authority budgeted revenue expenditure

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  • Release date: 17 June 2014
  • Period covered: 2014-15
  • Next update: 17 June 2015
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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