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Welsh local government financial statistics

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  • Release date: 25 September 2013
  • Period covered: 2011-14
An annual report which includes information on revenue and capital expenditure, non-domestic rates and council tax.

Key points

2011-12 outturn

  • Gross revenue expenditure, including spending financed by specific grants, stood at £7,741 million or £2,527 per head of population.
  • Capital expenditure was £1,036 million, of which £261 million was expenditure on education and £207 million was expenditure on transport.

2012-13 council tax collection

  • By 31 March 2013, councils had collected 97% of all council tax due for 2012-13, which was 99% of the amount budgeted to be collected.

2013-14 budget

  • Local authorities budgeted to spend £2,597 per head of population or £7,957 million on gross revenue expenditure.
  • Provision for education services accounted for 33% of the total budgeted gross revenue expenditure, social services for 20%, whilst police and fire services accounted for a further 9% and 2% respectively.
  • Local authorities forecast capital expenditure to be £1,102 million in 2013-14.
  • The total number of dwellings liable for council tax in Wales in 2013-14 was 1,338,304.  The average band D council tax across Wales for 2013-14 is £1,226, a rise of 3.2% over 2012 13.


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