If you look at the figures given in the survey regarding the percentage of
expenditure for the endangered services you can see that there is a sort of
omission in the calulations.
According to the survey the museum cost £129,000 p.a. to run which is 2.2%
of the council tax revenue. However this does assume that the museum is
entirely paid for by council tax and not included in the revenue from the
government which amounts to 56% of the council's total revenue.
If we include the revenue from the government in the pool for financing the
museum and other services, which I think should be the case, the percentage
the museum takes is only about 0.8%.
Why the manipulation of figures?
Further to this it is interesting, according to the figures on the survey,
that Worthing Council does not seem to charge business rates tax and there
is no apparent income generated by the council itself.
So Worthing must be a great place to set up a business and car parking on
the sea-front is free!