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The report details the cost of running local authority services and their spending such as buying, constructing or improving physical assets for April 2020 to March 2021.

Main points

Total budgeted revenue expenditure as reported by local authorities for 2020-21 is £8.7 billion, an increase of 4.1% on the previous year.

County and county borough councils reported increases of 4.0% or £291 million in their budgeted revenue expenditure whilst police reported an increase of 5.5%. Fire authorities reported an increase of 5.5% and national park authorities reported an increase of 3.8%.

In 2020-21, total capital forecast expenditure by Welsh local authorities, including police, fire and national parks is £1,727 million. This represents a year-on-year increase of £182 million or 11.8%.


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