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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 2022 to March 2023.

Main points

  • Total budgeted revenue expenditure as reported by local authorities for 2022-23 is £9.6 billion, an increase of 7.0% on the previous year.
  • County and county borough councils reported increases of 7.4% or £585 million in their budgeted revenue expenditure whilst police reported an increase of 4.8%. Fire authorities reported an increase of 3.4% and national park authorities reported an increase of 0.4%.
  • In 2022-23, total capital forecast expenditure by Welsh local authorities, including police, fire and national parks is £2,099 million. This represents a year-on-year increase of £293 million or 16.2%.


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