What your Council Tax is spent on

Where the money comes from
Where2016/20172017/2018
Government Grant (S.31 grant) £46.4m £6.57m
Business Rates retained* £37.9m £68.97m
Business Rates top up £25.9m £52.08m
Council Tax £104.5m £110.02m
Greater Manchester Police £13.5m £14.25m
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority £5.1m £5.26m
Loss on Collection Fund -£2.3m -
Use of Reserves £2.3m -
  £233.3m £257.15m

In 2016/2017 only 50% of Business Rates income was retained by the authority. For 2017/2018 the authority retains 100% of the income whilst government grant has been cut.

Where the money goes
Where2016/20172017/2018
Wigan Council Services £192.3m £213.32m
Shevington and Haigh Parish £0.1m £0.07m
Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester £13.5m £14.25m
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority £5.1m £5.26m
Passenger Transport Levy £22.3m £22.42m
Loss of Collection Fund - £1.83m
  £233.3m £257.15m
What Wigan Council spends the money on
On what2016/20172017/2018
Places £66.1m £66.42m
People £121.9m £147.12m
Resources £12.7m £13.13m
Capital Charges -£8.4m £-13.51m
Passenger Transport Levy £22.3m £22.42m
Environment Agency Flood Defence Levy £0.2m £0.16m
  £214.8m £235.74m
Money Needed (Based on band D value)
Needed for2017/2018
Money we and our levying bodies need to fund our services £2,685.34
Precept for Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester £162.30
Precept for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority £59.95
Total (A) £2,907.59
Less the income we get
Income2017/2018
Business Rates income £1,358.15
Government Grant (S.31 grant) £74.73
Total (B) £1,474.71
Council Tax we need to charge for a band D property
Property typeTax
Amount of Council Tax we need to charge for a band D property (Total A minus Total B) £1,474.71

There will be a small additional charge for properties in the parishes of Haigh and Shevington. At band D £6.12 for Haigh and £20.95 for Shevington.

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