Local Council funding

Local Council funding comes mainly from the Council Tax which residents pay and from Business Rates which companies pay. The rest comes from central Government and various fees and charges for permits, licences, applications, etc.. This funding then pays for numerous local services, from bin collections to school admissions.

Budgeting for these services can be an extremely difficult task if there is not enough funding, since no-one wants cuts in the service they are employed in or are using!