How the Council is funded
The money that Nottinghamshire County Council spends on its services comes from five different sources:
General Central Government Grant:
- Central Government gives us money towards the cost of all the services we provide. This is called the Revenue Support Grant.
Specific Central Government Grants:
- Central Government also gives us money to pay for specific services. Since 2006/07, all spending on schools is paid for by a specific government grant.
Council Tax is a form of local taxation, based on the value of the place where you live. Find out more about Council Tax.
- Business Rates are similar to Council Tax, but they are paid on commercial property, such as factories, offices and shops. Find out more about Business Rates.
Charges for our services:
- Most of our services are free, but some have a small charge. For example, we charge for car parking at our country parks and a small fine is payable for overdue library books. Income from these charges is a small proportion of our total income.