Every year we have to work out how much we need to spend to maintain our services and to meet the local and national priorities set out in our financial and corporate plans.
Our annual budget is funded from a number of sources, the most significant being council tax and business rates.
In 2015 the Government announced a new power for local authorities with social care responsibilities to increase council tax to fund adult social care services. For 2018/19 this increase can be up to 3% - but it cannot exceed 6% in total over the three years to 2019/20. In 2018/19 the Leeds element of council tax is increasing by 4.99%, made up of a 2.99% core increase plus 2% exclusively for adult social care.
Schools are funded separately from a specific government grant, which means that business rates and council tax do not contribute directly to the running of schools.
On this page you can find financial information about your council tax or Business Rates. Documents are in the related documents section.
To read the annual message from the Leader of the council, Councillor Judith Blake, and for financial information for the Police, Fire, and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, see the related pages section.
Environment Agency information is available in the dropdown heading on this page.