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Local authority revenue budget and capital forecast

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  • Release date: 21 June 2018
  • Period covered: 2018-19
  • Next update: June 2019
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 2018-19 is £8.1 billion, an increase of 2.0% on the previous year.
  • County and county borough councils reported increases of 1.5% or £108 million in their budgeted expenditure whilst police reported an increase of 6.8%. Fire authorities reported an increase of 4.3% and national park authorities an increase of 1.1%.
  • In 2018-19, total capital forecast expenditure by Welsh local authorities, including police, fire and national parks is £1,312 million. This represents a year-on-year decrease of £33 million or 2%.


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