Annual report 2022/23

How we calculate your Council Tax bill

We have calculated Council Tax bills to make sure we reach the required budget for 2022/23. The table below shows how our net expenditure budget of £156.7m translates to an average yearly bill for a Swindon resident.

Swindon Borough Council budget~
£153,688,378
Less central government funding - Revenue Support Grant
(£4,498,476)
Less business rates income
(£34,238,161)
Balance paid by Council Tax payers
£117,951,742
Divided by number of Band D equivalent homes **
£76,784.00
Average Council Tax amount for Band D properties the borough
£1,354.45
Add average Band D amount for Adult Social Care precept
£181.70
Add amount per household for the police authority
£241.27
Add amount per household for the fire authority
£79.43
Add average parish precept
£125.02
Average Band D Council Tax amount 
£1,981.87

Key

~ This includes £13.9m, which is the amount raised from element of our charge that relates to the increased cost of adult social care.

** The number of Band D equivalent homes is a notional figure which takes into account the weighting given to each home when calculating the Council Tax (known as the tax base). For example, one Band A home is 6/9ths of a Band D equivalent, while a Band H home is twice a Band D equivalent. The tax base for 2022/23 is £76,784.00, a rise of £524.00 (0.7%) from the equivalent figure for 2021/22.

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