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Local authority revenue budget and capital forecast

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  • Release date: 22 June 2017
  • Period covered: 2017-18
An annual report that details the cost of running local authority services and their spending such as buying, constructing or improving physical assets.

Key points

  • Total budgeted gross revenue expenditure as reported by Welsh local authorities for 2017-18 is £7.9 billion, an increase of 1.4% on the previous year.
  • County and county borough councils reported increases of 1.4% or £96 million in their budgeted expenditure whilst police reported an increase of 1.1%. Fire authorities reported an increase of 2.0% and national park authorities an increase of 6.1%.
  • In 2017-18, total capital forecast expenditure by Welsh local authorities, including police, fire and national parks is £1,345 million.  This represents a year-on-year increase of £95 million or 8%.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 5673
Email: stats.finance@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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