Council tax leaflet 2020 - 2021
Every year we produce a council tax leaflet, which has information about how much you will pay, how we spend the money we get, and council tax discounts and exemptions available, how to pay and more.
We spend 10% of the money you pay each month in your council tax bill. This means an average house (band D) in the district will pay £180 this year towards district council services.
To make sure we can continue to deliver good local services we have increased our part of the bill by 2.86% this year (2020/21).
This increase means an average (band D) local home will pay around £5 extra a year for the services we provide - from recycling and parks to planning, building control and more.
We pass the rest of the money you pay in council tax to:
- 71% to Staffordshire County Council
- 12% to Office of Police & Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire
- 4% to Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service
- 3% (on average) to your local parish council
A small amount of money (called the Local Levy) is also paid to the Environment Agency to help them build flood defences, maintain rivers and more.
To receive the council tax leaflet in a different format, such as large print, please contact our customer services team on 01543 308900, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm