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Local authority budgeted revenue expenditure

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  • Release date: 18 June 2013
  • Period covered: 2013-14
  • Next update: 17 June 2014
An annual report which includes information by type of service and local authority.

Key points

  • Total budgeted gross revenue expenditure as reported by Welsh local authorities for 2013-14 is £8.0 billion, an increase of 2.0% on the previous year.
  • County and county borough councils reported increases of 1.8% or £127 million in their gross revenue expenditure whilst police reported an average increase of 4.6%. Fire authorities reported an average decrease of 0.2% and national park authorities a decrease of 2.8%.
  • Education services accounted for 33% of the total budgeted expenditure and social services 20%. These two services account for over half of the overall expenditure.
  • Carmarthenshire shows the largest county increase in gross revenue expenditure at 5.1%. Blaenau Gwent shows the largest decrease at 0.5%.
  • Net revenue expenditure, i.e. excluding specific and special grants, increased by 3.2% in 2013-14.


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