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Spending plans

The Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) sets out in broad terms the anticipated future spending requirements. This takes account of current and known additional requirements. The quantified additional requirements are based on the planned intentions of the Council and any future impact of decisions already implemented, but cannot be conclusive as other changes will undoubtedly occur over time. The current MTFP (for 2016/17 to 2021/22) is shown in the file below:

DDDC MTFP September 2016 [PDF 70KB]

The Council’s Efficiency Plan has been developed in support of the Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan 2016/17 – 2021/22 which, in turn, supports the delivery of the Council’s Corporate Plan. The Efficiency Plan helps to ensure that the Council will receive a guaranteed minimum level of Government funding for the financial years 2016/17 to 2019/20. The Efficiency Plan shows the approach that we will take to meet the challenges presented by the reduction in government funding so that the Council can set a balanced budget over this period.

DDDC Efficiency Plan October 2016 [PDF 259KB]

Revenue spending

Revenue spending covers the day-to-day running costs of our services, such as waste collection, 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.

In 2016-17 our revenue budget requirement (the amount funded by the Council Tax), excluding Town and Parish Council requirements, is £5.5 million.

A copy of the budget setting report is available below: 

Council report 3rd March 2016 - Budget 2016-17 [PDF 213KB]

Spending plans are included in the Council’s service Plans booklet, shown below: 

Service Plans Booklet 2016-17 [PDF 1MB]