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Services in Christchurch

Supporting Information for Council Tax

Council Tax is your way of helping to pay for many local services, such as:

  • 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 2020/212021/22

Fire

76.36

77.88

Police

240.58

255.58

Council

1,541.57

1,541.57

Council Tax explanatory notes

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

Budget for the year 2021/22

The following summarises the budget approved by Full Council on 23 February 2021. For full details, you can view the report.

BCP Council 2021/22 budget

BCP Council 2021/22 Budget

  ExpenditureIncome Net 
 

£'000

£'000 

£'000 

Adult Services

182,835

(65,799)

117,036

Public Health 19,766 (19,766)

0

Childrens Services

177,570

109,474

68,095

Environment and Community

98,331

(47,063)

51,268

Regeneration and Economy

68,960

(49,112)

19,847

Resources

146,207

(112,903)

33,304

Transformation Revenue Implications

3,500 

3,500

Corporate Priorities

7,186

(950)

6,236

Net cost of services

704,355

(405,067)

299,286

Corporate items

94,115

(178,860)

(84,745)

Budget Requirement

798,470

(583,927) 

214,541

BCP Council 2020/21 budget

BCP Council 2020/21 Budget

  ExpenditureIncome Net 
 

£'000

£'000 

£'000 

Adult Services

171,585

(60,471)

111,114

Public Health 19,353 (19,353)

0

Childrens Services

167,134

(105,197)

61,937

Environment and Community

83,867

(33,524)

50,343

Regeneration and Economy

63,979

(57,569)

6,410

Resources

144,472

(111,689)

32,783

Transformation Revenue Implications

0

0

Corporate Priorities

1,400

0

1,400

Net cost of services

651,790

(387,803)

263,987

Corporate items

27,546

(74,458)

(46,912)

Budget Requirement

679,336

(462,261) 

217,075

Gross expenditure and Council Tax requirement

Gross expenditure and Council Tax requirement

 2020/212021/22
  £'000

£'000

Gross Expenditure

679,336

798,470

Council Tax Requirement

217,075

214,541

Why gross expenditure and Council Tax requirement has changed

The factors behind the change in the gross expenditure and budget requirement and the subsequent effect this has on Council Tax are detailed here:

 Rounded 
   £m
Adult Social Care - growth in demand and cost increases 11.3
Children's Services - demand and cost increases 10.4
Other service increases 21.6
Corporate priorities 5.8
Transformation programme costs - matched with equivalent income 23.9
Contingency Pay Award 1.8
Collection Fund - Surplus Distribution - mostly offset through drawdon of reserves and government grants 42.3
Central items 2.0
Change in Gross Expenditure 119.1
   
Decrease in Council Tax* 2.5

*Although gross expenditure has increased, much of the increases are matched with increases in income. The reduction in Council Tax income is due to a reduction in the Council Tax Base due to the result of COVID-19.

A record of bands and charges for BCP Christchurch for 2020/21 is available here.

Planned Capital Spend 2021/22

The below sets out the planned capital spend for BCP Council.

Planned Capital Spend 2019/20

  £'000

Adult Social Care

1,872

Childrens Services

9,850

Environment and Community

20,626

Regeneration and Economy

86,347

Resources

6,139

Total planned capital programme 2021/22

124,834

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