Published on 22 February 2022
Archived on 22 March 2022
Stratford-on-Avon District Councillors have set the district element of the Council Tax at a meeting of the Council on Monday 21 February.
The amount residents will be asked to pay for a Band D property is £154.12, an increase of £5. This is an increase of 3.3%
This means that all the services provided by the District Council cost £2.96 a week for a Band D household. This contributes to meeting the cost of providing a wide range of services including recycling and waste collection, planning, street cleaning, housing, housing benefits, leisure services and children's play areas.
The Council Tax from Stratford-on-Avon District Council for residents for 2022/23 for each of the valuation bands is:
Although the District Council acts as the collecting agent for Council Tax, it only receives 7.4% of the Council Tax paid by residents. Warwickshire County Council receives the lion's share of 76.7%, the Police 12.7% and Towns/Parishes 3.2%.
This means the District Council only retains 7.4p of every £1 paid in Council Tax to provide its range of services.
Cllr Tony Jefferson, Leader of Stratford District Council says: "We know just how challenging the past year has been for residents and businesses across our District.
"This is a carefully considered budget, prioritising key areas such as housing and tackling climate change to help protect the environment for future generations together with other projects, including tourism promotion to invest in our District and communities.
"The levels of uncertainty in the wider economy remain extremely high. The prudent approach we are adopting will enable us to be in a better position to cope with any unexpected shocks.
"We have had to take the decision to raise our Council Tax by the maximum permitted, £5 on a Band D property. This brings the total Council Tax bill for Stratford District's services to £154.12 for a Band D property. It must be remembered that this is only 7.4% of the total council tax bill to residents.
"Until we receive greater clarity about our longer term financial position, we have endeavoured to protect the provision of services to residents for next year. Although we are expecting to make significant savings through our ambition to merge with Warwick District Council, the budget in future years will be extremely dependent upon the level of support from Government. The details of the Government's Spending Review later this year will, therefore, be crucial for the longer term provision of services.
"Covid-19 has had, and continues to have, a massive impact upon the wider District and on the Council. The world has changed, it continues to change and we have to continually adapt to that changed world. There is no point pretending that we can ignore the changing world. That would simply be to deny reality and to store up even more difficult decisions for the future."
Council Tax Resolution 2022/23
Total Band D Council Tax
|2021/22||2022/23||% Increase / (decrease)||% of the Council Tax|
|Stratford-on-Avon District Council||£149.12||£154.12||3.35%||7.4%|
|Warwickshire County Council||£1,533.51||£1,590.93||3.74%||76.7%|
|Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner||£252.96||£262.71||3.85%||12.7%|
|Town and Parish Councils (average)||£65.17||£66.08||1.40%||3.2%|
Anyone who thinks they could be struggling to pay their Council Tax is encouraged to contact the District Council as soon as possible by calling 01789 260990 or email email@example.com, where the team will be able to advise what help is available.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Tel: 01789 267575