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Local authority revenue budget and capital forecast

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  • Release date: 22 June 2017
  • Period covered: 2017-18
  • Next update: 21 June 2018
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%.


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