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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics CHART: Budgeted revenue expenditure by service
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[Expand]Click here to sortTotal Wales
[Collapse]Gross revenue expenditure9,009,766
Gross revenue expenditure[Expand]Education2,985,585
[Expand]Social Services2,167,007
[Expand]Council fund housing1,029,167
[Expand]Local environmental services423,454
[Expand]Roads and transport286,896
[Expand]Libraries, culture, heritage, sport and recreation196,404
[Expand]Planning, economic and community development87,180
[Expand]Local tax collection38,626
[Expand]Debt financing costs328,149
[Expand]Law, order and protective services957,577
[Expand]Central administration177,458
[Expand]Other revenue expenditure332,264



Revenue budgeted expenditure

Last update

July 2021 July 2021

Next update

June 2022

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Revenue budget (RA) data collection, Welsh Government

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National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Local authorities

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see


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Local Government Finance, budget revenue expenditure

Statistical quality

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General description

Revenue expenditure is the cost of running local authority services such as staffing, heating, lighting and cleaning, together with expenditure on goods and services consumed within the year.

Data collection and calculation

The information presented here is collected via annual returns from Welsh Local Authorities.

Frequency of publication


Data reference periods

Data are shown for each financial year from 2016-17 onwards.