The council’s revenue budget
Before the start of each financial year, the council has to set a budget for its day-to-day expenditure - the revenue budget. The council is required by law to set a balanced budget which means the expenditure cannot be more than the council’s income.
Neath Port Talbot Council’s budget for 2023-24 is £361m
Where does the money come from?
- £276m (76.5%) - From the Welsh Government (Revenue Support Grant and NPT's share of the all Wales Business Rates pool).
- £85m (23.5%) - From your council tax
Where does the money go?
The council uses its budget to provide hundreds of different services to the residents of the county borough, some of which are highly visible, such as waste collection and road maintenance. Other services often go unseen, such as providing foster care for children, caring for older and vulnerable people, carrying out food hygiene inspections, a contribution to the Mid & West Wales Fire Service, and providing education for children with special needs.
You can see where council tax goes here.
There is more detail in the council’s Revenue Budget Report 2023-24.
Previous Budget Reports
Council's revenue budget 2021 to 2022 (PDF 522 KB)
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Revenue Budget 2020 - 21 (PDF 1.17 MB)
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Revenue Budget Report 2019 to 2020 (PDF 1.46 MB)
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Revenue Budget Report 2018 to 2019 (PDF 1.16 MB)
mTitle: Revenue Budget Report 2018 to 2019
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