More about our budget

Our Budget 2022/23

Our budget for 2022/23 is £155 million. A large proportion of this will go on adult social care and supporting children; the next largest portion of spending will go towards improving Sutton's environment and the local economy; the rest will then go towards managing benefits, buildings, infrastructure and services; public health and wellbeing.

How our budget is funded

Our budget is funded through three main routes, illustrated by a pie chart. Council tax makes up 74% of our funding, funding from central government accounts for 17% and business rates make up the final 9%.

Protecting those needing our care, while bringing new jobs, homes and improvements to Sutton

We are investing an extra £2.4 million in children's and families services and £1.3 million for adult social care. Our budget will also create more homes, better streets and improved open spaces

Our Core Central Government funding has almost halved since 2011

Our Government funding has almost halved since 2011. We received £83.5 million in 2011, reduced to £74.1 million in 2014, £46.8 million in 2018 and down to £43.9 million in 2022.

We have delivered more than £102 million in savings since 2011

We have delivered more than £102 million in savings since 2011, when our government funding began to reduce. This chart shows our savings of £5.2 million in 2010/11, rising to £43.8 million in 2014/15, £83.5 million in 2018/19 and £107.6 million in 2022/23.

More and more people are needing our help and costs of many services is rising

As more people need our help, the cost of many services is also rising. Two examples of these rises are: the cost of residential care for children has increased by 23% and the demand for adult social care has increased by 9% since 2019/20.

Weekly council tax breakdown, for a Band D property

As a result to rising demand and rising costs, we need to increase council tax by 1.99% and apply the government's adult social care precept of an additional 1%. For a Band D property, this would equal a total rise of 86p per week (57p being the raised council tax, plus an additional 29p for adult social care)