Households in Stoke-on-Trent will face an inflation-busting 3.99 per cent tax hike from their council from April.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has approved the increase, which includes the two per cent social care precept, as part of the authority’s budget for 2020/21.
Increases in the council tax precepts for police and fire – 3.94 per cent and 1.99 per cent respectively – had already been agreed by police, fire and crime panel, after being proposed by Staffordshire Commissioner Matthew Ellis.
The overall council tax bill for a Band A property in Stoke-on-Trent will be £1,106.69 in 2020/21 – an increase of £41.42 on 2019/20. This total includes £905.14 for the city council, £150.06 for the police, and £51.49 for the fire service.
A Band D property’s bill will increase by £62.13 to £1,660.04 for the year.
City council chiefs say the tax increase will help pay for essential social care services for vulnerable adults and children.
Here is what households in Stoke-on-Trent will be expected to pay in council tax in 2020/21, compared to what they are currently paying.
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