Here is what Stoke-on-Trent residents will be paying in council tax from April

Councillors in Stoke-on-Trent have backed a 4.99 per cent tax hike – and here is what you will be paying next year.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s budget for 2021/22 – including the close-to-maximum allowable council tax increase – was approved by elected members yesterday.

The increase, which equates to an extra £1.30 a week for a Band D property, includes a 1.99 per cent general increase and a three per cent social care precept .

Opposition Labour councillors hit out at the increase, saying it would put the burden of supporting vital services onto local residents.

Conservative council leader Abi Brown said a tax increase was not a sustainable way of meeting the rising cost of social care, but said the 4.99 per cent hike was needed to balance the books in 2021/22.

Stoke-on-Trent residents will also be hit with a 5.99 per cent rise in their policing precept next year, and a 1.99 per cent fire precept increase.

These are the total council tax charges which Stoke-on-Trent households in each band will face from April.

Band – 2020/21 charge – 2021/22 charge

A – £1,106.69 – £1,161.87

B – £1,291.14 – £1,355.52

C – £1,475.59 – £1,549.16

D – £1,660.04 – £1,742,81

E – £2,028.94 – £2,130.10

F – £2,397.84 – £2,517.39

G – £2,766.73 – £2,904.68

H – £3,320.08 – £3,485.62

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