Financial information


2019 to 2020

Council Tax financial information for the financial year

Joint Council Tax breakdown

Council Tax Band

Folkestone & Hythe District Council
£

Kent County Council*
£

Kent Police and Crime Commissioner
£

Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority
£

Total Council Tax**
£

A166.14866.28128.7751.841,213.03
B193.831,010.66150.2360.481,415.20
C221.521,155.04171.6969.121,617.37
D249.211,299.42193.1577.761,819.54
E304.591,588.18236.0795.042,223.88
F359.971,876.94278.99112.322,628.22
G415.352,165.70321.92129.603,032.57
H498.422,598.84386.30155.523,639.08

* includes Adult Social Care precept
** excludes parish precepts and special expense

Council Tax charges by band by parish

Parish

A
£

B
£

C
£

D
£

E
£

F
£

G
£

H
£

Folkestone1,272.621,484.721,696.821,908.932,333.132,757.333,181.553,817.86
Sandgate1,262.171,472.531,682.891,893.252,313.972,734.693,155.423,786.50
Hythe1,248.381,456.441,664.501,872.572,288.692,704.813,120.953,745.14
Lydd1,254.181,463.211,672.241,881.272,299.322,717.383,135.453,762.54
New Romney1,292.031,507.371,722.711,938.052,368.722,799.403,230.083,876.10
Acrise1,214.531,416.951,619.371,821.792,226.632,631.473,036.323,643.58
Elham1,229.771,434.731,639.691,844.652,254.572,664.503,074.433,689.30
Elmsted1,220.631,424.071,627.501,830.942,237.822,644.693,051.573,661.88
Hawkinge1,278.231,491.271,704.311,917.342,343.422,769.493,195.583,834.68
Lyminge1,235.631,441.571,647.501,853.442,265.312,677.193,089.073,706.88
Lympne1,243.331,450.551,657.771,864.992,279.432,693.873,108.323,729.98
Monks Horton 1,219.311,422.531,625.741,828.962,235.392,641.833,048.273,657.92
Newington1,244.021,451.361,658.701,866.032,280.702,695.373,110.063,732.06
Paddlesworth1,220.151,423.511,626.861,830.222,236.932,643.643,050.373,660.44
Postling1,231.661,436.941,642.211,847.492,258.042,668.593,079.153,694.98
Saltwood1,229.871,434.851,639.821,844.802,254.762,664.713,074.673,689.60
Sellindge1,252.461,461.201,669.951,878.692,296.172,713.663,131.153,757.38
Stanford1,237.801,444.101,650.391,856.692,269.292,681.883,094.493,713.38
Stelling Minnis1,227.311,431.861,636.401,840.952,250.052,659.153,068.263,681.90
Stowting1,224.151,428.171,632.201,836.222,244.272,652.313,060.373,672.44
Swingfield1,247.381,455.281,663.171,871.072,286.862,702.653,118.453,742.14
Brenzett1,243.251,450.461,657.661,864.872,279.282,693.703,108.123,729.74
Brookland1,261.671,471.951,682.221,892.502,313.062,733.613,154.173,785.00
Burmarsh1,235.961,441.961,647.951,853.942,265.922,677.913,089.903,707.88
Dymchurch1,254.961,464.121,673.281,882.432,300.752,719.073,137.393,764.86
Ivychurch1,247.051,454.891,662.731,870.572,286.252,701.933,117.633,741.14
Newchurch1,235.571,441.491,647.421,853.342,265.192,677.053,088.913,706.68
Old Romney1,213.031,415.201,617.371,819.542,223.882,628.223,032.573,639.08
St Mary in the Marsh1,235.771,441.721,647.681,853.642,265.562,677.483,089.413,707.28
Snargate1,213.031,415.201,617.371,819.542,223.882,628.223,032.573,453.74

Folkestone & Hythe District Council's expenditure and income £'000

2019/20

 Expenditure £'000Income £'000Net Expenditure £'000
General Fund services*66,302-48,83017,473
Housing - HRA16,002-16,311-308
Other operating expenditure and income10,504-16,802-6,298
Use of reserves and balances1,968-2,550-582
Parish precepts2,31302,313
Council Tax requirement97,090-84,49212,598

* For detailed budget breakdown of the General Fund and HRA budgets see the cabinet report at this link 

+ includes £452,770 Internal Drainage Board Levies (£444,272 in 2017/18)

2018/19

 Expenditure £'000Income £'000Net Expenditure £'000
General Fund services70,538-53,46217,076
Housing - HRA*16,383-15,927456
Other operating expenditure and income +9,935-15,976-6,042
Use of reserves and balances1,504-3,094-1,591
Parish precepts2,28302,283
Council Tax requirement100,643-88,460

12,183

Council Tax requirement 2018/19

 £'000
Council Tax requirement 2018/1912,183
Increase in Folkestone & Hythe's gross expenditure-3,583
Increase in town/parish expenditure30
Increase in Folkestone & Hythe's gross income3,968
Council Tax requirement 2019/2012,598
Folkestone & Hythe District Council tax base39,057.21
Average district and parish Council Tax (basic amount of Council Tax for the year)£322.56

Value for money

For every £1 of Council Tax collected by the council the money is distributed as follows:

AmountAuthority
£0.69Kent County Council
£0.14Folkestone & Hythe District Council
£0.09Kent Police and Crime Commissioner
£0.04Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority
£0.03Town and Parish Councils

Major town council budgets

Folkestone Town Council2019/20
£
2018/19
£
Gross expenditure840,430864,250
Income(32,570)(77,300)
Net expenditure807,860786,950
(Use of)/Addition to reserves--
Council Tax requirement (precept)807,860786,950

 

Hythe Town Council2019/20
£
2018/19
£
Gross expenditure418,890437,356
Income(93,580)(114,246)
Net expenditure325,310323,110
Use of reserves-30,762
Council Tax requirement (precept)325,310353,872

 

Hawkinge Town Council2019/20
£
2018/19
£
Gross expenditure295,707260,811
Income-            - 
Net expenditure295,707260,811
Use of reserves-             -
Council Tax requirement (precept)295,707260,811

 

New Romney Town Council2019/20
£
2018/19
£
Gross expenditure267,940232,993
Income(33,748)(32,086)
Net expenditure234,192200,907
Addition to reserves92,800108,600
Council Tax requirement (precept)326,992309,507

 

Lydd Town Council2019/20
£
2018/19
£
Council Tax requirement (precept)134,500170,970

Folkestone Parks and Pleasure Grounds Charity (special expense)

The following figures show the share of Council tax collected to meet the Council's contribution towards the Folkestone Parks and Pleasure Grounds Charity.

Special expenses

2019/20
£

2018/19
£
Budgeted expenditure719,690678,190
Budgeted income-167,890-147,000
Expenditure after income551,800531,190
Previous years' underspends00
Council Tax requirement551,800531,190
Council Tax base (properties)16,435.9616,076.51
Average Band D Council Tax33.5733.04

About Folkestone Parks and Pleasure Grounds Charity

Folkestone & Hythe District Council is Trustee for a number of areas of land in and around the town, looked after by the Folkestone Parks and Pleasure Grounds Charity. The Council took over the role as Trustee from the Borough of Folkestone in 1974 following local government re-organisation. The land looked after by the Charity specifically provides park, pleasure ground or recreation ground for the "use and enjoyment of the inhabitants of the town and its neighbourhood."

The Charity's expenditure (the difference between what it costs to maintain the parks and pleasure grounds and the income from fees, charges and rents) is met by the Council, as Trustee. This is treated as a special expense and is levied through Council Tax on areas covered by the former Borough of Folkestone (Folkestone and Sandgate).

Information regarding precepting authorities

For Kent County Council

For Kent Police

For Kent Fire and Rescue

If you have a question regarding any of this financial information please send us an email. 

revenues.benefits@folkestone.gov.uk

Once your email has been sent it will be passed to our Council Tax team for a reply. As the annual council tax bills have just been sent you may experience a longer than usual delay in the reply. Your enquiry may also be passed to the Finance team for response which may also delay a response to you. You should receive a reply within one month of your enquiry.