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Budgets for 2021/22

 
Council Tax is made up of three parts (known as precepts):
  • Dorset Police
  • Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue
  • us (BCP Council).

Find out more about the 2021/22 Dorset Police and Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue precepts.
 
The list below shows the amount of Council Tax you have to pay in 2021/22, depending upon your property valuation band.
 
Find out more about valuation bands.

Band D precepts - major preceptors
Parish/Town2020/212021/22
Fire £76.36 £77.88
Police £240.58 £255.58
BCP Council £1,496.81 £1,541.57

The following summarises the Budget approved by Full Council on 23 February 2021. For full details, download the report.

BCP Council 2021/22 budget
 Expenditor (£'000)Income (£'000)Net (£'000)
Adult Services 182,835 (65,799) 117,036
Public Health 19,766 (19,766) 0
Children's 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 0 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
 Expenditor (£'000)Income (£'000)Net (£'000)
Adult Services 171,585 (60,471) 111,114
Public Health 19,353 (19,353) 0
Children's 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 0
Corporate Priorities 1,400 0 1,400
Net cost of services 651,790 (387,803) 263,987
Corporate Items 27,546 (74,548) (46,912)
Budget requirement 679,336 (462,261) 217,075
Gross expenditure and Council Tax requirement
 2020/21 (£'000)2021/22 (£'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 below.

Gross expenditure and Council tax requirement

 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 drawdown 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.

Planned capital spend 2021/22

The table below sets out our planned capital spend.
Planned capital spend 2021/22
  £'000
Adult Social Care 1,872
Children’s Services 9,850
Environment and Community 20,626
Regeneration and Economy 86,347
Resources 6,139
Total Planned Capital Programme 124,834