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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics CHART: Financing of gross revenue expenditure, by source of funding (£ thousand)
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[Collapse]Gross revenue expenditureFire and National Park levies are included in Unitary Authority expenditure.7,895,5158,000,5388,112,3498,304,2528,654,6969,009,776
Gross revenue expenditureFire and National Park levies are included in Unitary Authority expenditure.[Expand]Specific grants2,017,0772,060,8531,963,5092,044,6071,897,3141,942,624
[Expand]Adjustments (including amending reports)-76-4914134,437-1,714-1,360
[Expand]Appropriations from(+) / to(-) reserves33,86813,63326,691-22,383119,721145,677
[Expand]Council tax reduction scheme (including RSG element)-247,040-247,413-252,096-259,816-278,209-288,641
[Expand]Discretionary non-domestic rate relief-3,515-3,559-3,730-4,737-4,920-4,986
[Expand]General government grants3,479,4473,404,5543,514,0003,533,7133,722,4653,958,723
[Expand]Share of re-distributed non-domestic rates977,0001,059,0001,050,0001,061,0001,136,0001,101,000
[Expand]Amount to be collected from council tax1,638,7531,713,9601,813,5621,947,4322,064,0392,156,740



Financing of revenue outturn expenditure

Last update

July 2021 July 2021

Next update

October 2021

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Revenue outturn (RO) data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email


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

Statistical quality

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General description

The Welsh Government conducts the revenue outturn and revenue account surveys. Data are available for Wales by service category.

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 1999-00 onwards.


The associated statistical releases can be found via the links at the following webpage:
A statistical quality report relating to all Local Government Finance statistical releases can be found at the following webpage:


Local Government Finance, gross revenue expenditure financing