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Capital and revenue budgets

The Council's capital budget, which funds long-term regeneration and infrastructure projects such as highways improvements and works to public buildings, comes predominantly from external grants and long-term borrowing, rather than Council Tax.

In contrast, day-to-day Council services like social care, waste collection and street cleansing are funded by the revenue budget, which comes mainly from local taxation and central-government grants. It is important to note the consultation exercise focused on the revenue budget, on what the Council spends on services to the public 

The following video explains this in a little more detail: