Annual report 2023/24

How we calculate your Council Tax bill

We have calculated Council Tax bills to make sure we reach the required budget for 2023/24. The table below shows how our net expenditure budget of £166.4m translates to an average yearly bill for a Swindon resident.

Swindon Borough Council budget~
£166,425,757
Less central government funding - Revenue Support Grant
(£5,155,469)
Less business rates income
(£35,837,026)
Balance paid by Council Tax payers
£125,433,262
Divided by number of Band D equivalent homes **
£77,773.6
Average Council Tax amount for Band D properties the borough
£1,400.38
Add average Band D amount for Adult Social Care precept
£212.42
Add amount per household for the police authority
£256.27
Add amount per household for the fire authority
£84.43
Add average parish precept
£132.70
Average Band D Council Tax amount 
£2,086.20

Key

~ This includes £16.5m, 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 2023/24 is 77,773.6, a rise of £989.6 (1.3%) from the equivalent figure for 2022/23.

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