Financial Information

Where does the money come from and how do we spend it?

Council Tax and Business Rates contribute 35 per cent of our total budget with the balance mostly from government grants (figures in brackets show the change from 2018/19).

Gross Expenditure                                                                         £348.1M

Less fees, etc.                                                                                (£64.3M)        

Net expenditure                                                                             £283.8M         


  • Government Grants                                                              £184.3M (+£6.6M/+3.7%)
  • Council Tax                                                                           £62.9M (+£2.8M/+4.7%)
  • Business Rates                                                                     £36.6M (+£3.8M/+11.6%)
  • Reserves/Adjustments                                                          £0M (-£2.1M/-100%)     

     TOTAL                                                                                       £283.8M (+£11.1M/+4.1%)     


  • Children & Young People                                                      £125.2M (+£8.2M/+7.0%)
  • Health & Social Care                                                             £59.4M (+£3.7M/+6.6%)
  • Finance, IT & Procurement                                                   £33.7M (-£0.9M/-2.6%)
  • Assets & Infrastructure                                                          £28.4M (-£1.4M/-4.7%)
  • Customer & Communities                                                     £20.0M (+£1.5M/+8.1%)
  • Regulatory Services                                                              £7.1M (-£0.6M/-7.8%)
  • Culture & Sport                                                                     £5.8M (-£0.5M/-7.9%)
  • Human Resources                                                                £3.5M (+£0.9M/+34.6%)
  • Economic Development & Corporate Services                     £0.7M (+£0.2M/+40%)

Assets & Infrastructure

  • Waste Services
  • Roads
  • Parks and Open Spaces
  • Property and Estates
  • Catering and Cleaning
  • Fleet

Regulatory Services

  • Passenger Transport
  • Protective Services
  • Planning
  • Built and Natural Heritage
  • Legal and Assessors

Customer & Communities

  • Customer Advice and Support Service
  • Welfare Benefits provision
  • Business Support and Democratic Services
  • Registrars
  • Homelessness
  • Community Engagement
  • Localities funding

Finance, IT & Procurement

  • Loans Charges
  • Bad Debt provision
  • recharge to the non general fund

Economic Development & Corporate Services

  • Commercial rent income.

Find out more about the Financial Plan

Comparison with Government Provision for Planned Spending

The Scottish Government calculated its financial support for us based on an estimated figure per Band D dwelling of £4,559. We estimate that we need to spend £5,393 per dwelling in order to provide quality services.

Our Capital Investment Programme

Over the next 10 years, £386.1M will be spent to make sure our portfolio of land, buildings and other assets are used as effectively as possible to support our service delivery. This includes investing in infrastructure such as roads, schools, flood protection works, communities and regeneration. Of the £386.1M, £70M is from specific Scottish Government grants and £15.6M is from external funders e.g. Heritage Lottery Fund.

  • Roads & Transport Infrastructure        £127.0M
  • Investment in Schools                         £98.4M
  • Flood & Coastal Protection                  £58.2M
  • Regeneration Projects                         £29.5M
  • Plant & Vehicle Replacement              £21.2M
  • Land & Property                                  £13.0M
  • Sports & Culture                                  £12.5M
  • Waste Management                            £2.4M
  • Other*                                                  £23.9M

* includes ICT transformation, Housing adaptations and emergency/unplanned schemes.

Our Staff

41 per cent of our budget is spent on manpower (staff) (-1per cent)

Staff Numbers         2018/19         2019/20

Teaching*                  1076.00         1070.00

Staff                           2490.10         2497.80

* all registered teachers in our Nurseries, Primary and Secondary Schools.