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How your Council Tax is spent


Council spending and Council Tax in 2020/21

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 20 February 2020.

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

Our total budget for the year is £265.3m. Here is where the money comes from:

  • Dedicated schools grant £34.9m (13.1%)
  • Other grants £33.1m (12.5%)
  • Fees, charges and other income £41m (15.5%)
  • Revenue support grant £9.2m (3.5%)
  • Retained business rates £42.8m (16.1%)
  • Council Tax £72.1m (27.2%)
  • Housing benefits £32.2m (12.1%)

The total spend for the year is £265.3m. Here is how we spend this money:

  • Corporate and democratic services (including housing benefit payments) £56.5m (21.3%)
  • Environment £20.2m (7.6%)
  • Economy and growth £29.2m (11%)
  • Public health £10.2m (3.8%)
  • Children’s services £83m (31.3%)
  • Adult services £46.1m (17.4%)
  • Other budgets £18.5m (7%)
  • Contribution to reserves £1.6m (0.6%)

Total budget 2019/20 £127.5m

  • Additional income and grants £9.1m
  • Inflation and other adjustments £1.7m
  • Pressures and developments £5.9m
  • Efficiencies and savings (£7.2m)

Total budget 2020/21 £137m

Original 2019/20 (£m)Budget areaSpending 2020/21(£m)Income and other 2020/21(£m)Total 2020/21(£m)Per Head of Population(£)
12.4Corporate and democratic services56.5(43.3)13.2
18.0Economy and growth29.2(7.0)22.2
27.5Children’s and Family Services83.0(52.0)31.0
4.9Public health10.2(6.0)4.2
46.8Adult services46.1(0.9)45.2
121.5Sub-total services245.2(115.7)129.5
6.9Provisions and other budgets7.2(0.2)7.0
9.1Borrowing costs net of income10.6010.6
-12.3Internal asset rentals0.0(12.4)-12.4
1.6Contributions to / (from) reserves1.601.6
127.5Net budget265.3(128.3)137.0858.79

Original 2019/20 (£m)Funding areaTotal 2020/21 (£m)Per Head of Population 2020/21 (£m)
(9.0)Revenue support grant(9.2)(57.68)
(41.7)Retained business rates(42.8)(268.34)
(0.3)New homes bonus(0.3)(1.88)
(7.0)Better care fund(7.8)(48.90)
(1.3)Social care support grant(4.8)(30.09)
(0.8)Winter care pressures(0.0)(0.0)
(1.2)Collection fund surplus – Council Tax(1.6)(10.03)
(66.2)Council Tax for North East Lincolnshire including Adult Social Care(70.5)(442.01)
(127.5)Total funding for North East Lincolnshire(137.0)(858.93)


Area2020/21 (£m)2021/22 (£m)2022/23 (£m)

Capital budget

Area2020/21 (£m)2021/22 (£m)2022/23 (£m)
Corporate and Democratic Services4.97.34.8
Economy and Growth46.27.33.4
Children’s and Family Services5.44.64.5
Public Health2.92.00
Adult Services3.93.00.2


Type2020/21 (£m)2021/22 (£m)2022/23 (£m)
Capital receipts0.30.30.3
Government grants27.710.97.9
Other (Private sector contribution)
Revenue contributions0.10.00.0

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.

2019/20 funding (£m)Organisation2020/21 funding (£m)Per head of population (£)
9.7Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside10.163.32
3.7Humberside Fire Authority3.823.82
0.7Parish Precepts0.74.39


Resident population:

  • 159,500 in 2020/21
  • 159,400 in 2021/22
  • 159,300 in 2022/23

Employee numbers

In 2019/20 we had 1643 full time equivalent (FTE) employees. In 2020/21 we have 1,652 FTE employees.

The Town Council has continued to provide high quality services throughout Immingham and we will continue to look at improving the provisions for our residents.

Our “Community Hub” at the Civic Centre, brings various services under one roof such as Council 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 the Immingham area.

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

2020 will mark the 400th Anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower to America, and with our strong links to the Pilgrim Fathers, a number of events will take place throughout the year to enjoy.

Contact details

Andy Hopkins, Town Clerk, Immingham Town Council, Pelham Road, Immingham. NE Lincolnshire. DN40 1QF

Telephone: 01469 727272


About Immingham Town Council

Immingham Town Council currently provides and maintains:

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



AreaBudget 2019/20 (£)Budget 2020/21 (£)
Civic budget3,1003,600
Election expenses5,4003,900


AreaBudget 2019/20 (£)Budget 2020/21 (£)
St Andrews Churchyard7,9508,050
Grounds maintenance vehicle1,9002,000
Angling Lake00
Homestead park11,00010,500
Mill Lane-740-500
War memorial700700
Swimming scheme3,5003,500
Floral /Environments6,2258,300
Summer grounds staff5,0004,500
Grounds maintenance56,19760,897
Street cleansing23,84526,495
Apprentice trainee00
Roval Drive-203-406
Community projects010,850

Civic Centre:

AreaBudget 2019/20 (£)Budget 2020/21 (£)
Civic Centre building63,02153,136
Additional buildings – old library-550-550
Civic Centre catering-250-250


AreaBudget 2019/20 (£)Budget 2020/21 (£)

Total budgets

  • £324,550 in 2019/20
  • £334,147 in 2020/21

Band “A” property precept

  • £87.69 in 2019/20
  • £88.59 in 2020/21

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Contact details

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


Telephone: 0300 3030164 option 5

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