Finance information for council tax

As part of the council tax process we publish the following financial information about council tax income and the cost of delivering services. Council tax information is also published by Surrey County Council and Surrey Police.

Council tax required to balance the budget
  2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021
Surrey County Council £53,601,218 £55,577,625 £58,412,034
Surrey Police & Crime Commissioner £8,985,000 £9,963,441 £10,456,475
Tandridge District Council £7,964,850 £8,258,450 £8,587,365
Parish Councils £860,724 £936,581 £964,935
Total for the district £71,411,791 £74,736,097 £78,420,810
Parish councils      
Bletchingley 38,500 38,500 40,000
Burstow 64,200 73,560 73,370
Caterham on The Hill 73,700 103,180 108,339
Caterham Valley 63,032 72,486 72,486
Chaldon Village 28,000 29,120 30,284
Chelsham & Farleigh 17,784 18,139 19,046
Crowhurst 13,500 14,850 15,600
Dormansland 55,000 55,000 40,000
Felbridge 16,800 17,000 24,000
Godstone 55,683 60,425 64,655
Horne 23,500 25,000 25,250
Limpsfield 32,470 32,470 33,315
Lingfield 55,000 55,000 60,000
Nutfield 52,363 60,769 61,350
Outwood 18,827 19,327 19,327
Oxted 50,000 50,000 55,000
Tandridge 12,000 12,000 12,000
Tatsfield 42,000 44,000 48,000
Titsey - - -
Warlingham 67,035 72,962 76,538
Whyteleafe Village 37,250 38,713 41,795
Woldingham 44,080 44,080 44,080



How much services cost        
  2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021
Service Budget Budget Budget
Community Services: Covering recycling and waste collection, street cleaning, leisure and environmental health £5,740,000 £6,472,650 £6,472,650
Planning Policy: Covering Local Plans and policy information, development control, building control, environmental improvement initiatives, transport and planning delivery grant £2,084,900 £2,049,270 £2,049,270
Resources: Covering all democratic functions together with policy support, community safety, financial services and council tax and business rates collection £1,214,000 £1,732,150 £1,110,150
Housing general fund: Covering provision of housing, housing repairs and improvements, rent rebates and allowances. £967,600 £809,900 £809,900
Use of reserves  0 0 (52,070)
Capital charges 0 0 0
Council tax requirement £8,258,450 £11,063,970 £8,587,365


Comparing our budget  
The variation between the 2019/2020 revenue budget and the 2020/2021 revenue budget can be explained as follows:  
2019/2020 general fund budget  
Business rates baseline addition  £10,441,970
S31 Amendment  £630,082
Amended net council budget £11,072,052


Inflation £411,598
Use of New Homes Bonus Reserve (200,000)
Charges for capital - minimum revenue provision and interest £81,500
Treasury investment £15,000
Increase in provisions / reserves for voids and income equalisation £100,000
Additional short term staffing £463,000
Contribution to business rates equalisation reserve £215,500


Asset income (346,800)
Net policy committee growth (51,548)
Support service allocation (12,500)
Use of reserves (267,570)
Removal of pension strain budget (920,500)
2020/2021 general fund budget £10,559,732


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