Data: Council Finances council budgets draft 2018-19
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Council Finances Investigation: February 2018
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Council budget data 18-19
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Investigation overview document
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Data tables
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Finance Summary
Financial breakdown of councils budget as well as the spending cuts and the contribution from the reserves planned to balance the budget.
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Spending cuts to: Public health
When specific public health areas where identified as being up for spending cuts in the draft budgets, we marked them as "Yes" in this sheet. Also contains information about public health spending since 2013-14.
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Spending cuts to: Children's social care
When specific children's social care areas where identified as being up for spending cuts in the draft budgets, we marked them as "Yes" in this sheet. Also contains information about children's social care spending over the years.
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Spending cuts to: Adult social care
When specific adult social care areas where identified as being up for spending cuts in the draft budgets, we marked them as "Yes" in this sheet. Also contains information about adult social care spending over the years.
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Data fields
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Code
The unique code the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (previously DCLG) uses to identify local government organisations
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Local Authority
The name of the local auhtority
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Region
The region of England the local authority is in
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Type
The type of local authority (i.e. county, district, met district, unitary, London borough)
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Population
The estimated population living in the local auhtority (ONS mid-2016 estimate)
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Council's net budget 2017/18
The council forecasted overall expenditure
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Spending cuts planned 2018/19
The savings required for the local authority to balance it's budget
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Unitendified spending cuts 2018/19
The savings from services that the local authority has yet to find can be scaled back
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Contributions from reserves 2018/19
How much of the reserves the council will need to use in order to balance the budget
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Funding gap' 2018/19
A financial pressure indicator obtained by summing the spending cuts and the contribution from the reserves planned to balance the budget.
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Funding gap as % of Council's net budget
A comparison of the financial pressure the council is under as a proportion of its overall annual budget.
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Budget general reserves 2017-18
The amont left at the council disposal of unallocated reserves it could still use to balance the budget in case of emergency.
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Notes
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Pink column headers indicate data taken from the 2017-18 budget.
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Purple column headers indicate data taken from 2018-19 draft budgets.
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Blue column headers indicate Bureau Local calculation.
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A blank cell means that the information wasn't provided in the draft budget.
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In the "Finance summary" tab, the "Unidentified spending cuts" column is a sub-category of the "Spending cuts planned", and therefore the two values should not be added up. This is also why the "Funding gap" is only the sum of the "Spending cuts planned" and "Contribution from reserves".
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If you want to get in touch about this data email bureaulocal@tbij.com
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This dataset was put together by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Please give credit when reporting on it.
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