Our budget and spending plans.

Revenue budget

Revenue spending covers the day-to-day running costs of our services, such as schools, adult and children's social care services, planning and leisure. Most of our money goes on our staff or contractors who provide these services for the community and the running costs of buildings, offices, vehicles and other facilities.

We don’t pay for the Police and Fire Service out of the day-to-day budget. Your Council Tax includes a separate amount to directly fund these services.

Capital programme

Capital spending pays for buildings, roads and housing and for major repairs to them. It does not pay for day-to-day services.

In 2020-21 the Capital Investment Programme is £176.4 million. The main elements of the programme will be Economic Growth and Housing Investment.

Over the 5 year life of the Capital Programme, most of our capital projects are paid for by borrowing or contributions from our revenue budget to the capital budget.

The remainder of our capital projects are funded by grants, the sale of surplus assets and other contributions.

We repay the cost of borrowing from our day-to-day revenue spending, often from the savings generated by the projects which allow us to deliver services more efficiently.

Where the money goes in 2020-21

Our spending this year is £176.4 million. This breaks down into:

  • Council Housing Investment 25%
  • Economic Growth and Regeneration 33%
  • Schools Investment and Social Care 3%
  • Transport 4%
  • Sports and leisure facilities 12%
  • Building and Facilitating new houses 22%
  • Essential compliance and maintenance of the Council’s Estate 1%

Where the money will come from in 2020-21

We will raise £176.4 million from:

  • Revenue Contributions 27%
  • Prudential Borrowing 40.5%
  • Government Grants 6.7%
  • Sale of surplus assets 15.2%
  • Other grants and contributions 10.6%

If you have any views or comments on the budget please write to:

Eugene Walker
Executive director of Resources
PO Box 1283
Town Hall
Sheffield S1 2UJ

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