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How your Council Tax is spent


Council spending and Council Tax in 2024 to 2025

Every February we set out our spending plans for the coming year and the Council Tax it needs to raise to balance its budget. The budget and Council Tax rates were set at a meeting of Council on 22 February 2024.

You can see the full budget report on our Budgets and finance strategy page.

Our total budget for the year is £343.9m. Here is where the money comes from:

  • Dedicated schools grant £51m (14.8%)
  •  Other grants £76.5m (22.2%)
  •  Fees, charges and other income £22.7m (6.6%)
  •  Revenue support grant £11.4m (3.3%)
  •  Retained business rates £54.1m (15.7%)
  •  Council Tax £92m (26.8%)
  •  Housing benefits £36.2m (10.5%)

The total spend for the year is £343.9m. Here is how we spend this money:

  • Corporate and democratic services (including housing benefit payments) £55.9m (16.3%)
  • Environment £22.5m (6.5%)
  • Economy and growth £38.9m (11.3%)
  • Public health £12.4m (3.6%)
  • Children and Family services £113.3m (32.9%)
  • Adult services £63m (18.3%)
  • Other budgets £31m (9%)
  • Contribution to reserves £6.9m (2%)

Budget 2023/24 £167.4m

  • Additional income and grants -£4.3m
  • Inflation and other adjustments £4.1m
  • Pressures and developments £10.9m
  • Efficiencies and savings £4.5m
  • Change in contributions from reserves £6m

Budget 2024/25 £188.6m

Budget area

2023/24 Original (£M)BudgetSpending 2024/25 (£M)Income and other 2024/25 (£M)Total 2024/25 (£M)Per Head of Population (£)
18.1Economy and Growth38.9-17.421.5 
43.8Children’s & Family Services113.3-67.545.8 
-0.1Public Health12.4-12.30.1 
54.8Adult Services63.0-1.461.6 
147.4Sub-Total Services306.0-140.7165.3 
5.1Provisions & Other Budgets2.2-0.91.3 
13.2Borrowing costs net of income14.6-0.414.2 
0.0Internal Asset Rentals13.3-13.30.0 
166.5Sub-Total 337.0-155.3181.7 
0.9Contributions to / (from) reserves6.90.06.9 
167.4NET BUDGET343.9-155.3188.61178.75


Total 2023/24 (£M)FundingTotal 2024/25 (£M)Per Head of Population (£)
-10.7Revenue Support Grant-11.4-71.25
-48..6Retained Business Rates-54.1-338.13
-0.3New Homes Bonus-0.7-4.38
-8.1Better Care Fund-8.0-50.00
-13.0Social Care Support Grant-17.0-106.25
-1.8Market Sustainability and Improvement Fund-3.4-21.25
0.0Lower Tier Services Grant0.00.0
-1.6Services Grant-0.3-1.88
-0.5Collection Fund Surplus – CT-4.1-25.63
0.0Collection Fund Deficit – NNDR0.21.3
-1.1Adult social care Discharge-1.9-11.88
-81.7Council Tax for NE Lincs including Adult Social Care-87.9-549.38
-167.4Total Funding for North East Lincolnshire-188.6-1,178.75


Area2024/25 (£m)2025/26 (£m)2026/27 (£m)

Capital budget

Area2024/25 (£M)2025/26 (£M)2026/27 (£M)
Environment                1.0                0.1                0.1
Economy and Growth              79.8              17.9                –
Children’s & Family Services17.2             5.2
Public Health                  –                    –                    –  
Adult Services                  –                  –                  –  


Type2024/25 (£M)2025/26 (£M)2026/27 (£M)
External Grants71.717.00.1
Capital Receipts12.02.02.0
Other (Private Sector Contribution)
Revenue Contributions0.00.00.0

The Council Tax bill includes charges from the Police Commissioner, the fire authority and parish as well as for North East Lincolnshire Council. It also includes a precept for adult social care which can only be spent for that purpose. The table shows the funding raised for each organisation.

2023/24 funding (£M)Organisation2024/25 (£M)Per head of Population (£)
12.3Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside13.282.5
4.3Humberside Fire Authority4.628.75
0.9Parish Precepts0.95.63


Resident population:

  • 160,000 in 2024/25
  • 159,800 in 2025/26
  • 159,700 in 2026/27

Employee numbers

2021/22 1,709 full time equivalent employees

2022/23 1,751 full time equivalent employees

2023/24 1,796 full time equivalent employees

Budgetary Information 2024/25

The Town Council has continued to provide high quality services throughout Immingham despite the rising costs that we have all faced this past year.

We continue to look at improving services and the environment for our residents and visitors. We are awaiting the transfer of Spring Street Fields from North East Lincolnshire Council and working on getting Roval Drive play area and playing fields.

The Council has tried to keep its precept as low as possible but increasing costs means that there has to be an increase.

Our “Community Hub”, at the Civic Centre, brings various services under one roof such as NELC Customer Services, Lincolnshire Housing Partnership, Lincs Inspire Library, Care, the DWP (Job Centre), Grimsby Institute, Humberside Police and Immingham Museum.  The Civic Centre also acts as a focal point for many community activities and events throughout the year.

The Town Council will continue to work hard with partners and volunteers on the issues that affect Immingham and facilitate more new services such as Pilgrim Sheds, R-evolution, Angle for the Community and Andy’s Man Club, that started last year.

New opportunities are being explored for the Town which we hope to progress this coming year for you.

Andy Hopkins – Town Clerk

Civic Centre, Pelham Road, Immingham DN40 1QF

Tel: 01469 727272

E-Mail: [email protected]

Immingham Town Council currently provides/maintains the following:

  • Civic Centre                                              
  • Allotments
  • Homestead Park                                                     
  • Angling Lake
  • Mill Lane Cemetery                                                
  • War Memorial
  • St Andrew’s Church Grounds               
  • Christmas Lights
  • Immingham Skate Park                                         
  • Gardening
  • Manual Street Cleaning                                       
  • Litter Bins Emptying
  • Grass Cutting                                            
  • Fly-tipping Removal
  • Public Toilets                                                           
  • Shopping Centre (Kennedy Way)
  • Former Resource Field                                         
  • Planning Application Consultation
  • Free Swimming Lessons for KS1                        
  • Community Grants

Budget Summary 2024/25

Area£% of Expenditure
Civic Hub18,4002.94
Old Library1,4500.23
Grounds Maintenance12,9002.06
Street Cleaning1,3500.22
Vehicles & Machinery14,5002.32
St Andrews Churchyard1,5000.24
Homestead Park6,0000.96
War Memorial5000.08
Roval Pavilion1,5000.24
Community Projects22,3273.57
TOTAL 624,868 


Area£% of Income
Civic Hub118,25718.9
Old Library15,0002.4
Community Centre12,0001.9
Grounds Maintenance43,6787.00
Street Cleaning23,4303.7
TOTAL 624,868

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Contact details

Council Tax, Local Taxation and Benefits, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, DN31 1HU

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0300 3030164 option 5

Telephone opening times: Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30pm, except bank holidays