Find details of how we are funded and how that money is spent.

How are we funded

Table showing how we are funded

Funding

2019/20

2018/19

Fees, charges and rent

£9.1m

14%

£8.91m

14%

Housing Benefit Grant

£32.53m

51%

£33.23m

52%

Interest and property plus use of reserves

£5.84m

9%

£5.06m

8%

General Government grants and Business Rates Retention Scheme Support Grant

£3.28m

5%

£3.84m

6%

Other Government grants and contributions

£1.61m

2%

£1.56m

2%

Council Tax payers

£10.15m

16%

£9.78m

15%

Reversal of capital charges

£2.08m

3%

£2.18m

3%

Totals

£64.59m

100%

£64.56m

100%

How is your money spent?

The Council Tax we collect from you is split in the following way
Authority Percentage of your bill
West Sussex County Council 77%
Mid Sussex 9%
Sussex Police 10%
Paris and town councils 4%

 

The money we collect pays for these services
Where does the money go? 2019/20 2018/19

Leisure centres and outdoor facilities

£4.8m

8%

£4.48m

7%

Refuse and recycling

£4.13m

6%

£3.91m

6%

Street cleaning and environment

£3.39m

5%

£3.19m

5%

Planning and Economic Development

£6.4m

10%

£6.29m

10%

Housing

£3.17m

5%

£2.86m

4%

Housing Benefit

£32.41m

50%

£33.11m

51%

Transport and parking

£1.8m

3%

£1.64m

3%

Other services

£7.3m

11%

£7.03m

11%

Total Gross

£63.4m

98%

£62.51m

97%

Other contributions to reserves

£1.19m

2%

£2.05m

3%

Total Budget

£64.59m

100%

£64.56m

100%

Council Tax calculation

The table below shows the amounts required from each authority to finance their services and the council tax at band D.

The council tax is calculated by dividing the amounts required from local authorities by the taxbase, which is a figure derived from the number and type of dwellings in Mid Sussex.

Local Authority 2018-19 Required Amount (£000) 2018-19 Average Band D Council Tax (£)
West Sussex County Council 83,993 1,383.57
Mid Sussex District Council 10,048 165.51
Sussex Police Crime Commissioner 11,529 189.91
Parish & Town Councils 4,212 69.38
Totals 109,782 1,808.37

The required amount shown for Parish and Town Councils is the total for all parish and town councils in Mid Sussex.

The council tax at band D shown for Parish and Town Councils is the average for all parish and town councils in Mid Sussex.

Last updated: 28 February 2019