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Times Echo and Life / council tax

August 4, 2022

Complaints made about district council

The Local Government Ombudsman has received and dealt with two complaints regarding Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC). The two complaints have been detailed in the Local Government Ombudsman’s latest report which outlines complaints it has received and dealt with for the year between April 2021 and March 2022.

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January 20, 2022

Council agree tax increase

Cheadle Town Council has finalised its precept rate for the 2022/23 financial year ahead of it being submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) where council tax will be determined. Pre-Christmas, the town council initially aimed to raise the precept by 4.5 per cent in line with what inflation was forecasted to be ahead of April.

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January 16, 2020

Council tax increase of 5.39 per cent in town

A TOWN council is set to raise it's precept by over five per cent for the next financial year. Cheadle Town Council has budgeted for events such as the 75th Anniversary celebrations of VE Day and the Cheadle Carnival 2020 – all of which will be taking place within the coming 12 months. A precept is a 'bill' which parish and town councils, and other statutory bodies, send to district councils – the authorities which collect council tax.

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December 18, 2019

Five per cent tax increase in parish

A PARISH council is set to increase it's precept by five per cent. Forsbrook Parish Council has stated that the extra money to be paid by council tax payers within their parish during the financial year of 2020/21 will enable it to carry out “more community activity” within the village. A precept is a 'bill' which parish and town councils, and other statutory bodies, send to district councils - the authorities which collects council tax.

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March 21, 2019

Council tax hike for Uttoxeter residents

RESIDENTS in Uttoxeter are set to see a 3.48 per cent rise in their next council tax bill. Despite Uttoxeter Town Council deciding a slight decrease in their precept, other authorities whose precepts also make up the council tax bill, have announced increases this year resulting in an overall 3.48 per cent increase for Uttoxeter residents. East Staffordshire Borough Council, which bills residents for council tax in the area, has published the rates for the 2019/20 council tax for each of the wards.

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March 7, 2019

Council tax hike for residents in market town

COUNCIL tax is set to rise for families in Cheadle and the wider Moorlands. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has set its budget for providing essential services at £9.8m for the coming year. A council tax increase of 2.9 per cent has also been agreed – setting Band D payments at £150.54 for 2019/20.

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January 30, 2018

Cheadle residents to be stung by triple whammy tax increase

RESIDENTS in Cheadle are to be hit by a triple whammy on their Council Tax bills.

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