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How your Council Tax is spent


Council spending and Council Tax in 2023/24

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 23 February 2023.

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

Our total budget for the year is £305.9m. Here is where the money comes from:

  • Dedicated schools grant £43.8m (14.3%)
  • Other grants £76.5m (25.0%)
  • Fees, charges and other income £11.5m (3.8%)
  • Revenue support grant £10.7m (3.5%)
  • Retained business rates £48.6m (15.9%)
  • Council Tax £82.2m (26.9%)
  • Housing benefits £32.6m (10.7%)

The total spend for the year is £305.9m. Here is how we spend this money:

  • Corporate and democratic services (including housing benefit payments) £48.7m (15.9%)
  • Environment £20.8m (6.8%)
  • Economy and growth £32.4m (10.6%)
  • Public health £9.9m (3.2%)
  • Children and Family services £103.2m (33.7%)
  • Adult services £56.5m (18.5%)
  • Other budgets £33.5m (11.0%)
  • Contribution to reserves £0.9m (0.3%)

Budget 2022/23 £155.0m

  • Additional income and grants -£0.5m
  • Inflation and other adjustments £4.1m
  • Pressures and developments £22.1m
  • Efficiencies and savings -£13.0m
  • Change in contributions from reserves -£0.3m

Budget 2023/24 £167.4m

Budget area

2022/23 Original (£M)BudgetSpending 2023/24 (£M)Income and Other 2023/24(£M)Total 2023/24(£M)Per Head of Population (£)
25.5Economy and Growth32.4-14.318.1 
37.9Children’s & Family Services103.2-59.443.8 
-0.3Public Health9.9-10.0-0.1 
50.8Adult Services56.5-1.754.8 
145.1Sub-Total Services271.5-124.1147.4 
8.2Provisions & Other Budgets6.5-1.45.1 
13.0Borrowing costs net of income13.20.013.2 
-13.2Internal Asset Rentals13.0-13.00.0 
153.8Sub-Total 305.0-138.5166.5 
1.2Contributions to / (from) reserves0.90.00.9 
155.0NET BUDGET305.9-138.5167.41046.25


Total 2022/23 (£M)FundingTotal 2023/24(£M)Per Head of Population (£)
-9.5Revenue Support Grant-10.7-66.88
-45.6Retained Business Rates-48..6-303.75
-0.8New Homes Bonus-0.3-1.88
-8.1Better Care Fund-8.1-50.63
-8.2Social Care Support Grant-13.0-81.25
-0.5Market Sustainability and Improvement Funding-1.8-11.25
-0.3Lower Tier Services Grant0.00.0
-2.7Services Grant-1.6-10.00
-2.1Collection Fund Surplus – CT-0.5-3.13
0.6Collection Fund Deficit – NNDR0.00.0
0.0Adult social care Discharge-1.1-6.88
-77.8Council Tax for NE Lincs including Adult Social Care-81.7-510.63
-155.0Total Funding for North East Lincolnshire-167.4-1046.25


Area2023/24 (£m)2024/25 (£m)2025/26 (£m)

Capital budget

Area2023/24 (£M)2024/25 (£M)2025/26 (£M)
Economy and Growth45.420.57.8
Children’s & Family Services11.510.32.7
Public Health–  –  –  
Adult Services–  


Type2023/24 (£M)2024/25 (£M)2025/26 (£M)
External Grants41.410.610.2
Capital Receipts5.04.00.0
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.

2022/23 funding (£M)Organisation2023/24 funding (£M)Per head of Population (£)
11.4Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside12.376.88
4.1Humberside Fire Authority4.326.88
0.8Parish Precepts0.95.63


Resident population:

  • 160,000 in 2023/24
  • 160,000 in 2024/25
  • 159,800 in 2025/26

Employee numbers

  • 2020/21 1,666 full time equivalent employees
  • 2021/22 1,709 full time equivalent employees
  • 2022/23 1,751 full time equivalent employees

Budgetary Information 2023/24

The Town Council has continued to provide high quality services throughout Immingham despite the difficult times we have all been faced with 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.

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

Telephone: 01469 727272

Email: [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



Area£% of Expenditure
Civic Hub171503.01
Old Library14500.25
Grounds Maintenance149002.61
Street Cleaning10000.18
Vehicles & Machinery155002.72
St Andrews Churchyard20000.35
Homestead Park70001.23
War Memorial5000.09
Roval Pavilion7000.12
Community Projects85001.49
Environmental Initiatives00.00
TOTAL 569950


Area£% of Income
Civic Hub10706518.8
Old Library74971.3
Grounds Maintenance389306.8
Street Cleaning205553.6
TOTAL 569950

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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