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Supporting information for Council Tax

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  2018/19  2019/20
 Fire  72.70  74.87
 Police  206.58  230.58
 Council  1,399.68  1,441.53


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

   Expenditure   Income   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)  0
 Places/Environment & Economy  158,274  (108,481)  49,793
 Corporate  201,665  (168,301)  33,364
 Coroners Court Service  292  0 292 
 Apprenticeship Levy  565  0  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


Budget information for Borough of Poole Council from the years 2017/18 and 2018/19 is also available.

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.

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
Page last updated: 22 May 2019
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