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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Financing of gross revenue expenditure, by source of funding (£ thousand)
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[Collapse]Gross revenue expenditure7,635,9517,740,6167,918,5388,026,1728,003,2577,844,2897,895,5158,000,5388,112,349(r) 8,311,642
Gross revenue expenditure[Expand]Specific grants2,019,5832,013,8082,112,3842,064,1872,108,7782,045,4332,017,0772,060,8531,963,509(r) 1,902,460
[Expand]Adjustments (including amending reports)391166116-204-163-76-491413(r) -77
[Expand]Appropriations from(+) / to(-) reserves-136,192-28,28331,9474,0727,479-1,98433,86813,63326,691141,779
[Expand]Council tax reduction scheme (including RSG element)...-244,703-246,885-247,883-247,040-247,413-252,096-269,888
[Expand]Discretionary non-domestic rate relief-2,842-3,122-3,237-3,470-3,526-3,608-3,515-3,559-3,730-4,770
[Collapse]General government grants3,524,6173,627,8763,485,4863,750,9253,599,6193,525,6423,479,4473,404,5543,514,0003,533,713
General government grantsRevenue support grant3,282,3783,382,1323,257,0053,488,8343,363,4663,303,7193,261,3073,193,3203,304,9673,319,831
Council tax reduction scheme grant...22,000......
Police grant242,239245,744228,481240,091236,153221,923218,140211,234209,034213,882
Transitional grant / Council tax reduction scheme (pre 2003)..........
[Expand]Share of re-distributed non-domestic rates935,000787,000911,0001,032,0001,041,000956,000977,0001,059,0001,050,0001,061,000
[Collapse]Amount to be collected from council tax1,295,3931,343,3211,380,8961,423,1451,496,9961,570,8521,638,7531,713,9601,813,5621,947,426
Amount to be collected from council taxCouncil tax benefit/reduction scheme230,883242,161246,720244,000246,885247,366246,721247,413252,096269,888
Amount to be collected from council tax payers1,064,5101,101,1601,134,1761,179,1451,250,1111,323,4861,392,0321,466,5471,561,4651,677,537


Financing of revenue outturn expenditure

Last update
December 2019 December 2019

Next update
June 2020

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

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.

Statistical quality
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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