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Council Funding

All council tax paid by households (not businesses) include the normal principle authority & police costs etc to cover their annual budgets. In cases where a town council exists, all households within the town council boundaries will have an additional cost per household in respect of the town council's annual running costs and planned expenditures although this is still collected by the principle authority on their behalf.

In the case of Bradley Stoke Town Council, South Gloucestershire Council (as the principle authority) is responsible for collecting the main community charge and the charge on households within Bradley Stoke will also include an amount in respect of Bradley Stoke Town Council. The town council's charge is a tiny proportion of the total community charge and the annual amounts for Bradley Stoke residents per band D property are shown in the Annual Precept Levels section below. The town council's element is then paid to Bradley Stoke Town Council by South Gloucestershire Council in 2 instalments in April and September annually.

Many people are unaware that town councils do not receive any funding from local businesses and retailers within the town boundary via their payment of the non-domestic rates and, unlike principle authorities, town councils do not receive major funding from central government. The only central funding that is received is called The Local Council Tax Grant which commenced in 2012/13 and is issued through the principle authorities who determine how much will be passed on to each town council. This payment is to part fund the income lost from local households who receive benefits and therefore pay a reduced community charge.

Each year, the town council calculates the amount of money needed to provide its services and planned projects and then calculates and deducts the income which it expects to receive from other sources such as bank interest, external grants and hire charges in respect of sports facilities and room lettings of the various Activity Centres etc. The local Council Tax Grant is also deducted. The remaining balance provides a calculated expenditure shortfall showing the estimated revenue required in order to provide services and any capital projects and reserves which are planned for Bradley Stoke for the year ahead.

This shortfall is called the PRECEPT and is wholly funded by local residents living within Bradley Stoke and is the amount levied on South Gloucestershire Council which is then collected by them as a proportion of the total community charge paid by Bradley Stoke households. Bradley Stoke Town Council's main income is therefore provided by the residents of Bradley Stoke alone.


The Annual Precept Levels

In the financial year commencing 1st April:

2020/21

The 2020/21 precept will raise £815,540 with the individual Band D household precept set at £116.94.
Local Council Tax Scheme Grant no longer being received from South Gloucestershire Council.


2019/20

The 2019/20 precept will raise £798,998 with the individual Band D household precept set at £115.78.
The Local Council Tax Scheme Grant of £2,347 will also be received from South Gloucestershire Council.


2018/19

The 2018/19 precept will raise £795,293 with the individual Band D household precept set at £115.78.
The Local Council Tax Scheme Grant of £6,599 will also be received from South Gloucestershire Council.


2017/18

The 2017/18 precept will raise £795,988 with the individual Band D household precept set at £115.78.
The Local Council Tax Scheme Grant of £11,130 will also be received from South Gloucestershire Council.


2016/17

The 2016/17 precept will raise £794,996 with the individual Band D household precept set at £115.20.
The Local Council Tax Scheme Grant of £19,073 will also be received from South Gloucestershire Council.


2015/16

The 2015/16 precept will raise £773,389 with the individual Band D household precept set at £113.50.
The Local Council Tax Scheme Grant of £40,294 will also be received from South Gloucestershire Council.


2014/15

The 2014/15 precept will raise £764,877 with the individual Band D household precept set at £113.50.
The Local Council Tax Scheme Grant of £44,961 will also be received from South Gloucestershire Council.


2013/14

The 2013/14 precept raised £717,433.50 with the individual Band D household precept set at £113.50.
Local Council Tax Scheme & Transitional grants of £48,416 will also be received from South Gloucestershire Council for the first time in 2013/14. This follows a change in legislation in December 2012.


2012/13

The 2012/13 precept will raise £792,571 with the individual Band D household precept set at £113.50.


2011/12

The 2011/12 precept raised £792,797 with the individual Band D household precept set at £113.50.


2010/11

The 2010/11 precept raised £789,733 with the individual Band D household precept set at £113.50.


2009/10

The 2009/10 precept raised £775,260, with the individual Band D household precept set at £111.50.


2008/09

The 2008/09 precept raised £768,904, with the individual Band D household precept set at £111.50.


2007/08

The 2007/08 precept raised £734,769, with the individual Band D household precept set at £107.00.


2006/07

The 2006/07 precept raised £695,844, with the individual Band D household precept set at £102.00.


2005/06

The 2005/06 precept raised £649,892, with the individual Band D household precept set at £97.00.


Graphs showing changes over time


Annual & 5 Year Forward Projected Budget


Community Infrastructure Levy


Rachel Pullen
Finance Manager