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Council Tax - Further information for recipients of Council Tax demands

As required by the Council Tax Demand Notices Regulations.

Annual budget

Annual budget
 Description2021/22
£000
2022/23
£000
 
Expenditure 470,099 488,037
Contributions and contingencies 13,540 23,050
Levies 455 456
Added to balances 0 6,138
 
Gross expenditure - Council services 484,094 517,681
 
Income (410,441) (433,823)
Contributions and contingencies (6,588) (9,286)
Taken from balances (4,447) (9,580)
   
Gross income - Council services (421,476) (452,689)
   
Council Tax requirement 62,618 64,992
   
Number of properties (Band D equivalent) 36,853 37,140
   
Blackpool Council Tax element £1,509.83 £1,543.63
Adult Social Care functions Tax element (see note) £189.30 £206.29
Total Blackpool Council Tax element £1,699.13 £1,749.92
Police and Crime Commissioner tax element £226.45 £236.45
Lancashire Combined Fire Authority tax element £72.27 £77.27
Total Council Tax for Band D £1,997.85 £2,063.64

The council's annual budget sets out planned spending on services each year taking account of costs and income. Blackpool Council's budgeted gross expenditure, after taking account of grant funding, business rates income, and other income receivable, results in the level of Council Tax set for 2022/23 shown in the 'Annual Budget' table above.

Where your money goes

Where your money goes
 ServiceExpenditure
%
Expenditure
£m
Children's services 29.2%  142.3
Housing 18.9%  92.4
Adult services 18.0%  88.1
Community and environmental services 11.5%  55.9
Other * 6.4%  31.2
Resources 5.4%  26.2
Public health 4.0% 19.6 
Treasury management 3.3%  16.2
Communications and regeneration 3.3%  16.1
Expenditure totals 100.0%  488.0

* Includes the chief executive's directorate, concessionary fares, governance and partnership services, parking services and subsidiary companies

How the costs have changed

How the costs have changed
Description2022/23
£m
 
Blackpool Council General Fund estimate - net expenditure 2021/22 149.1
Pay-related pressures  5.1
Cost of inflation  2.8
Service developments and demand pressures  3.4
Other 0.6
Budget savings  (8.6)
   152.4
Technical changes - special grants transfer into formula, contributions from reserves and contingencies 7.9
Blackpool Council General Fund estimate - net expenditure 2022/23 160.3

Council Tax bands

Council Tax Bands
 Property valuationProperty valuation bandAnnual Council Tax
£
£40,000 or below 1,375.76
£40,001 to £52,000 1,605.05
£52,001 to £68,000 1,834.35
£68,001 to £88,000 2,063.64
£88,001 to £120,000 2,522.23
£120,001 to £160,000 2,980.81
£160,001 to £320,000 3,439.40
Over £320,000 4,127.28

Precepting authorities 

Further information about Blackpool's precepting authorities, including their Gross Expenditure and Council Tax Requirement, can be found on their websites:

Notes

The increase in the Blackpool Council Tax element for 2022/23 (£33.80 at Band D) is based on 1.99% of the 2021/22 Total Blackpool Council Tax element (£1,699.13 at Band D). The increase in the Adult Social Care functions tax element for 2022/23 (£16.99 at Band D) is based on 1% of the 2021/22 Total Blackpool Council Tax element (£1,699.13 at Band D). The Total Blackpool Council Tax element comprises the Blackpool Council Tax element plus the Adult Social Care functions Tax element. The overall increase in the Total Blackpool Council Tax element for 2022/23 (£50.79 at Band D) represents 2.99% of the 2021/22 Total Blackpool Council Tax element.

An adult social care authority is able to charge an additional "precept" on its council tax for financial years from the financial year beginning in 2016/2017 without holding a referendum, to assist the authority in meeting expenditure on adult social care. Subject to the annual approval of the House of Commons, the secretary of state may choose to renew the option of charging this "precept" at an appropriate level in respect of a particular financial year. An adult social care authority will now be able to increase its council tax by an additional 1% Adult Social Care Precept, plus up to a further 3% where they opted to defer the Precept flexibility that was available to them in 2021/22. As Blackpool applied the 3% increase in 2021/22 this means that the 2022/23 increase is restricted to 1%. In relation to the financial year 2022/23 a referendum threshold of 3% (comprising 1% for expenditure on adult social care and 2% for other expenditure) applies to Blackpool. Blackpool may therefore increase it's relevant basic amount of council tax up to this percentage in 2022/23 without holding a referendum.

The government is providing a £150 one-off Energy Bills Rebate for most households in council tax bands A-D

[footnote]. “Adult social care authorities” are local authorities which have functions under Part 1 of the Care Act 2014 (“adult social care functions”), namely county councils in England, districts councils for an area in England for which there is no county council, London borough councils, the Common Council of the City of London and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.