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Supporting Information for Council Tax

Where your money goes and a guide to your Council Tax bill

We have produced a guide explaining the background to the creation of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council.

Council Tax is your way of helping to pay for many local services like:

  • emergency services

  • rubbish collection

  • libraries

  • schools

  • street lights

Council Tax is charged on the household. It's based on the value of the property and not on what the household earns.

The amount of Council Tax you have to pay depends on which property band your home is in. We will change your final bill if you qualify for any of the Council Tax discounts or exemptions. 

What your Council Tax pays for

Your Council Tax funds a range of services from:

Band D Precepts - Major preceptors

 Parish/Town 2018/192019/20

Fire

72.70

74.87

Police

206.58

230.58

Council

1,607.16

1,598.30

Council Tax explanatory notes

For more information about your Council Tax, please read the explanatory notes.

Budget for the year 2019/20

The following summarises the first BCP Council budget approved by the shadow Authority on the 21 February 2019. For full details, you can view the report.

BCP Council 2019/20 Budget

BCP Council 2019/20 Budget

  ExpenditureIncome Net 
 

 £'000

£'000 

£'000 

 Children's Services

163,671 

(102,729) 

60,942 

 Adult Social Care

164,473 

(56,099) 

108,374 

 Public Health

19,353 

(19,353) 

 Places/Environment & Economy

158,274 

(108,481) 

49,793 

 Corporate

201,665 

(168,301) 

33,364 

 Coroners Court Service

292 

292 

 Apprenticeship Levy

565 

565 

 Net Cost of Services

708,293 

(454,963) 

253,330 

 Corporate Items

27,016 

(70,734) 

(43,718) 

 Budget Requirement

735,309 

(525,697) 

209,612 


Gross expenditure and Council Tax requirement

Gross expenditure and Council Tax requirement

  '000
 Gross Expenditure

735,309.00 

 Council Tax Requirement

209,612.00 

Why gross expenditure and council tax requirement has changed

As Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council is a brand new legal entity a statement explaining the reason why Gross expenditure and Council Tax requirement have changed cannot be carried the first year of operation.

A record of bands and charges for Christchurch Borough Council for 2018/19 is here

Planned Capital Spend 2019/20

Planned Capital Spend 2019/20

  £'000

Adults and Children

16,450

Corporate Services

1,331

Place/Environment and Economy

69,675

Total Planned Capital Programme 19/20

87,456

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