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Budgets for 2022/23

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 Dorset Police and Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue precepts.
 
The list below shows the amount of Council Tax you have to pay in 2022/23, depending upon your property valuation band.
 
Find out more about valuation bands.

Band D precepts - major preceptors
Parish/Town2021/222022/23
Fire £77.88 £79.43
Police £255.58 £265.58
BCP Council £1,541.57 £1,603.23

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

BCP Council 2022/23 budget
 Expenditure (£'000)Income (£'000)Net (£'000)
Adult Services 193,244 (73,627) 119,617
Public Health 19,766 (19,766) 0
Children's Services 191,229 (111,707) 79,521
Operations and Development 167,401 (96,175) 71,225
Resources 149,608 (112,903) 36,705
Transformation Revenue Implications 3,400 0 3,400
Corporate Priorities*      
Net cost of services 724,647 (414,179) 310,468
Corporate items 63,170 (144,675) (81,505)
Budget requirement 787,817 (558,854) 228,963

Corporate Priorities for 2022/23 are now included within individual service units.

BCP Council 2021/22 budget
 Expenditure (£'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
Operations and Development 167,291 (96,175) 71,116
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
Gross expenditure and Council Tax requirement
 2021/22 (£'000)2022/23 (£'000)
Gross expenditure 798,470 787,817
Council Tax requirement 214,541 228,963

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 10.4
Children's Services - demand and cost increases 13.7
Operations and Development 0.1
Corporate services 3.4
Transformation Revenue Implications (0.1)
Corporate Items 38.1
Change in gross expenditure 10.7
Increase in Council Tax* 14.4

*Although gross expenditure has increased, much of the increases are matched with increases in income. The increase in Council Tax income reflects the 4% increase, as well as a increase in the Council Tax Base due to the bounce back of COVID-19.

Planned capital spend 2022/23

The table below sets out the planned capital spend for the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council.

Planned capital spend 2022/23
  £'000
Adult Social Care 1,970
Children's Services 2,878
Operations - Transport and Engineering 61,157
Operations - Economic Regeneration 3,188
Operations - Major Developments Projects 16,647
Operations - Destination and Culture 17,234
Operations - Housing and Communities 29,685
Operations - Environment 13,784
Resources 7,585
Total Planned Capital Programme 154,128