How is the Council is funded? The Council receives funding from various sources, which are detailed in the graphic below. Image of a pie chart outlining where RCBC gets its funding. This is broken down as: revenue supoport grant £7.704m, council tax £70.109m, business rates, £37.134m, grants for specific services £150.966m, sales, fees and charges for services £14.988m. total £280.901m A significant amount of this funding comes from individual grants received from Government and other organisations. These grants can only be used for specific purposes – such as schools and education, housing benefits and public health. Nationally, the proportion of funding councils receive from Revenue Support Grant via the Government has reduced by 30% since 2015/2016. Over the same period, the proportion of council funding from Council Tax payments has had to increase by 44% to compensate. Where does the Council spend its funding? The council provides a wide range of services to the public each day. The main areas of spend are detailed in the graphic below. Council services not specifically named are grouped in ‘Other council services’. Image of a spider diagram outlining where RCBC spends its funding. This breaks down as: for ever £1000 received, £49 is spend on highways and streetlighting, £174 is spent on schools and education, £56 is spent on public health, £84 is spent on neighbourhood services, £242 is spent on adult social care, £154 is spent on children's services, £155 is spent on housing benefit, £64 is spent on economic growth and regeneration, £22 is spent on other council services.