Stoke-On-Trent council agree to a £264m investment in health and social care budget for the next two years.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
On Thursday 22nd February, Councillors on Stoke-on-Trent City Council approved a raft of measures including investing £264m in adult social care, public health and children and family services over the next two years.
Councillors debated and agreed the authority’s financial strategy for the next two years and set council tax for the next 12 months, at the full council meeting. After a named vote, 22 councillors voted for the proposals and 17 against.
It means the authority’s council tax element will rise by 4% in 2018-19, with 3% going directly to support adult social care and a 1% general increase targeted to support children in care. This means that the majority of residents will pay an additional 63p a week increase for city council services, equal to £32.51 for the year. The overall Band A council tax – the most numerous type of housing in the city – is £1,022.54, including police and fire precepts.
You can read more about the council’s financial strategy on Stoke-On-Trent City Council’s website.
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