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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 2024 to March 2025.

Main points

  • Total budgeted revenue expenditure as reported by local authorities for 2024-25 is £10.9 billion, an increase of 5.4% on the previous year.
  • County and county borough councils reported increases of 5.1% or £467 million in their budgeted revenue expenditure whilst police reported an increase of 8.6%. Fire authorities reported an increase of 7.8% and national park authorities reported a decrease of 2.1%.
  • In 2024-25, total capital forecast expenditure by Welsh local authorities, including police, fire and national parks is £2,436 million.  This represents a year-on-year increase of £154 million or 6.7%.


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