The Conservative administration at SMDC is very aware of the cost of living crisis that is affecting everybody and alongside a large package of measures to support community groups, residents in fuel poverty and others, we have decided that the best thing we can do as a council is to freeze the Staffordshire Moorlands rate of council tax for the upcoming year.
At Full Council on Wednesday 12th of October, Cllr Ross Ward, Portfolio Holder for Communities said :
“As a group we have agreed to commit to an ambition to deliver a 0% council tax increase for May for the people of the Moorlands. Thanks to a historically well managed budget combined with a determination by the leader, portfolio holders and the officers at SMDC we are committing to keep the council tax at 22-23 levels for next year.
There are of course many unknowns but we are confident as team we can deliver this commitment to our residents and we are determined not to increase our council tax for the coming year. “
Our ambition to deliver this 0% council tax increase will be included in our budget proposals to Full Council in Early 2023 and as long as this is supported by the majority of the council, will go ahead.