Stafford Borough Council is to freeze its council tax charge to residents again.
The move means the bill for the Borough Council’s portion of the tax will not have increased for the seventh year in a row – and the average Band D property will stay at £147.72 from this April.
A report recommending council tax remains unchanged in the budget for 2016/17 was approved at a meeting of the council last night (Tuesday 2 February).
Councillor Ken Williamson, Cabinet Member for Resources, told the meeting:
“I’m proud to say there will be no reduction in services and council tax will be frozen.”
He added that it was due to “excellent financial management.”
Council tax goes towards maintaining borough services including waste collection and recycling, street cleaning and parks and open spaces.
The meeting heard that the borough portion of the council tax bill was reduced by two per cent in 2014.