Your Council Tax 2022-23
About the County Council
Staffordshire County Council is the top-tier local authority in Staffordshire, in the centre of England. It covers the areas of East Staffordshire, South Staffordshire, Tamworth, Cannock Chase, Lichfield, Stafford, Newcastle-under-Lyme, and the Staffordshire Moorlands, but excludes the city of Stoke-on-Trent.
Staffordshire is a predominantly rural county, but has its fair share of successful market towns and flourishing businesses. It has a growing population of around 900,000 residents.
The county council is made up of 62 councillors, elected every four years.
What we do
The county council is responsible for:
- Social Care
- Public Health
- Education and Early Years
- Highways and Transport
- Household Waste Recycling (tips)
- Economic growth in the county
Housing, waste collection, street cleaning, environmental health, planning and leisure are the responsibility of our 8 district and borough councils.
Staffordshire is a great county, with proud people and a rich history. Your county council is working with partners to recover from the challenges of the past two years. We are ambitious for Staffordshire’s future and focused on how we make a positive impacton the lives of the people we serve.
In the year ahead we will continue to invest for the benefit of Staffordshire and its people. Exciting investment in our economy will help attract new businesses and support existing ones to grow, creating more jobs and opportunities for our people.
We will invest in schools, skills and training, and ultrafast broadband. Weare also investing an extra £17.5 million to fix more roads. All things that will make a positive difference to Staffordshire people and improve our great county.
Our spending plans must also be sustainable. Over the next 12 months, we will accelerate action on climate change and invest in projects that support, inspire and encourage more people to live, work and travel more sustainably.
Staffordshire is a well-run, financially stable county council. Around two thirds of our budget will be spent on social care and supporting young people in 2022-23. We will always support those who need us most, soit is important we live within our means and deliver value for money in all we do.
Your council tax is crucial, funding our essential work for Staffordshire people and businesses. The Government’s increase in National Insurance is intended to support social care but for now that money is being used solely for the NHS. So we must carry on funding care from current income and council tax.
Therefore, from April, we will be increasing council tax by 2.99 per cent, the equivalent of 78p per week for a Band D property. Even with this rise, Staffordshire’s council tax remains one of the lowest of any county in England.
Leader of Staffordshire County Council
Where our money comes from
Money for services £211.6m
This funding is available for day-to-day services.
Your council tax: £411.2m
Business rates: £111.7
Government grants: £11.3m
Other Income: £63.9m
Money for schools £306m
Dedicated schools grant: £306m
Last year's figures
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|Council Tax Income
|Dedicated Schools Grant
|Business Rates Retention Income
|Other Ring Fenced Income
|Other Non-Ring Fenced Income
Making the most of your money
Out of every pound of our funds we will spend...
39p Adult social care
24p Children's services
7p Other education services
5p Environmental and regulatory services
5p Other services
6p Capital Financing
2p Culture and community
Last year's spend
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|Other education services
|Adult social care
|Environmental and regulatory services
|Cultural and related services
|Covid 19 Forecast Spend
Staffordshire County Council’s Aims
An innovative, ambitious and sustainable county, where everyone has the opportunity to prosper, be healthy and happy.
Everyone in Staffordshire will:
- Have access to more good jobs and share the benefits of economic growth
- Live in thriving and sustainable communities
- Be healthier and independent for longer
- Support Staffordshire’s economy to grow, generating more and better-paid jobs
- Encourage good health and wellbeing, resilience and independence
- Tackle climate change, enhance our environment, and make Staffordshire more sustainable
- Offer every Staffordshire child and young person the best start in life, and the chance to achieve their potential
- Fix more roads, and improve transport and digital connections
How we work:
- Encourage our communities to help themselves and each other
- Lead our workforce to be ambitious, courageous and empowered
- Use digital technology and data to connect, inform and support the people of Staffordshire
- Engage and listen to our communities, partners and business, working together to improve our county
Live within our means and deliver value for money
Areas of Investment
We have dedicated and secured more than £5.4m to help us achieve carbon net zero by 2050. This includes £3m to install energy efficiency and carbon saving measures in Staffordshire schools.
We are investing an extra £17.5 million into repairing and maintaining the county’s 6,200km of highways, taking our total investment this year to £44 million. The money will fund pothole repairs, gully cleaning, and large rresurfacing projects.
Since 2014 the Council’s £390 million Economic Growth Programme has delivered more than 10,000 jobs and enabled more than 4,000 houses to be built, and we are continuing to support businesses and the Staffordshire economy.
This year we’ll be investing a further £18 million into expanding schools and building new ones to cope with increasing demand for school places, to ensure the county’s children can learn in an environment that benefits their education.
More than £360 million will be spent on social care in Staffordshire this year, providing care and support for those in need.
We will continue to listen and work with you to make the best use of our resources. If you have suggestions about how we might do things differently, please let us know:
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