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How your Council Tax is spent


Council spending and Council Tax in 2021/22

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 18 February 2021.

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

Our total budget for the year is £282.8m. Here is where the money comes from:

  • Dedicated schools grant £37.1m (13.1%)
  •  Other grants £49.9m (17.6%)
  •  Fees, charges and other income £34.5m (12.2%)
  •  Revenue support grant £9.2m (3.3%)
  •  Retained business rates £43.7m (15.5%)
  •  Council Tax £74.9m (26.5%)
  •  Housing benefits £33.5m (11.8%)

The total spend for the year is £282.8m. Here is how we spend this money:

  • Corporate and democratic services (including housing benefit payments) £60.1m (21.3%)
  • Environment £21.7m (7.7%)
  • Economy and growth £27.8m (9.8%)
  • Public health £10.6m (3.7%)
  • Children’s services £89.8m (31.8%)
  • Adult services £49.7m (17.6%)
  • Other budgets £18.9m (6.7%)
  • Contribution to reserves £4.2m (1.5%)

Total budget 2020/21 £137.0m

  • Additional income and grants £0.2m
  • Inflation and other adjustments £1.8m
  • Pressures and developments £10.9m
  • Efficiencies and savings (£4.0m)
  • Change in contributions from reserves £2.6m

Total budget 2021/22 £148.5m

Budget area

2020/21 Original (£m)Budget areaSpending 2021/22 (£m)Income and Other 2021/22(£m)Total 2021/22 (£m)Per Head of Population (£)
13.2Corporate & Democratic Services60.1-43.616.5 
22.2Economy and Growth & Housing27.8-6.920.9 
31.0Children’s & Family Services89.8-55.933.9 
4.2Public Health10.6-6.44.2 
45.2Adult Services49.7-1.048.7 
129.5Sub-Total Services259.7-121.7138.0 
7.0Provisions & Other Budgets7.1-0.26.9 
10.6Borrowing costs net of income11.10.011.1 
-12.4Internal Asset Rentals -12.4-12.4 
135.4Sub-Total 278.6-134.3144.3 
1.6Contributions to / (from) reserves4.20.04.2 
137.0NET BUDGET282.8-134.3148.5928.2

Funding area

2020/21 Original (£m)Funding areaTotal 2021/22 (£m)Per Head of Population (£)
-9.2Revenue Support Grant-9.2-57.5
-42.8Retained Business Rates-43.7-273.1
-0.3New Homes Bonus-0.1-0.6
-7.8Better Care Fund-7.8-48.8
-4.8Social Care Support Grant-6.1-38.1
0.0Local Council Tax Support Grant-1.5-9.4
0.0Lower Tier Services Grant-0.2-1.3
0.0COVID 19 Funding-5.0-31.3
-1.6Collection Fund Surplus – CT-0.7-4.4
-70.5Council Tax for NE Lincs incluidng Adult Social Care-74.2-463.8
-137.0Total Funding for North East Lincolnshire-148.5-928.1


Area2021/22 (£m)2022/23 (£m)2023/24 (£m)

Capital budget

Area2021/22 (£m)2022/23 (£m)2023/24 (£m)
Corporate & Democratic Services4.52.05.3
Economy and Growth24.328.822.9
Children’s & Family Services10.70.60.6
Public Health2.51.90.0
Adult Services3.33.02.7


Type2021/22 (£m)2022/23 (£m)2023/24 (£m)
Capital Receipts0.50.50.5
Government Grants26.716.015.3
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.

2020/21 funding (£m)Organisation2021/22 funding (£m)Per head of Population (£)
10.1Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside10.867.5
3.8Humberside Fire Authority3.924.4
0.7Parish Precepts0.85


Resident population:

  • 160,000 in 2021/22
  • 160,000 in 2022/23
  • 160,000 in 2023/24

Employee numbers

In 2020/21 we had 1652 full time equivalent (FTE) employees. In 2021/22 we have 1666 FTE employees.

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

We will continue to look at improving the provisions for our residents.

The Council has kept the precept at the same level as last year, however, due to a drop in the number of properties that this will be collected from by NELC, there will be a small increase in council tax.

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 the Immingham area.

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

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 2020/21 (£)Budget 2021/22 (£)
Civic budget3,6003,100
Election expenses3,9003,900


AreaBudget 2020/21 (£)Budget 2021/22 (£)
St Andrews Churchyard8,0508,365
Grounds maintenance vehicle2,0002,000
Angling Lake00
Homestead park10,50010,700
Mill Lane-500-500
War memorial700750
Swimming scheme3,5003,500
Floral /Environments8,3008,300
Summer grounds staff4,5004,500
Grounds maintenance60,89760,250
Roval Drive-406300
Community projects10,85015,700

Civic Centre:

AreaBudget 2020/21 (£)Budget 2021/22 (£)
Civic Centre building53,13661,841
Additional buildings – old library-5501,100
Civic Centre catering-250350


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

Total budgets

  • £334,147 in 2021/22

Band “A” property precept

  • £88.59 in 2021/22

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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