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How do we spend the money 2023?

For 2023/24 we plan to spend £1.409bn (gross) on providing services to 570,300 people living in Cornwall. That is equivalent to £2,470.15 per person.

This total is allocated as follows:

Pie chart showing the breakdown of Cornwall Council net and gross expenditure by Directorate for 2023/24 financial year

  • Care and Wellbeing: £395.620m
  • Together for Families (excl. maintained schools): £220.979m
  • Together for Families (maintained schools): £73.855m
  • Sustainable Growth and Development: £160.897m
  • Neighbourhoods: £201.971m
  • Customer and Support Services: £127.263m
  • Other corporate items: £228.138m

These directorates include the following services:

Care and Wellbeing

  • Adult Care and Support
  • Adult Commissioning and Partnerships
  • Adult Social Care Modernisation
  • Wellbeing and Public Health

Together for Families

  • Children and Family Services
  • Education and Community Health


  • Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service
  • Regulatory Services
  • Community Services

Sustainable Growth and Development

  • Planning and Housing
  • Connectivity and Environment
  • Economy, Skills and LEP

Customer and Support Services

  • Customer and Business Operations
  • Finance and Assurance
  • Innovation and Digital
  • Assets, Capital and Commercial Services

Other Corporate Items

Items that are not specific to individual services, such as capital financing.

Compare these figures with 2022/23 in our Council Tax leaflet.

View the Council Tax Leaflet

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