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Zero per cent council tax rise

The lowest council tax in the Midlands

  • Last year, we committed to freezing general council tax for two years and we will keep that promise. General council tax will not be increased for 2023 - 2024 and will remain the same as it was in 2021.
  • The government has assumed that all councils like ours, which are responsible for delivering social care services will implement a three per cent general council tax increase plus a two per cent rise to contribute to the costs of adult social care in 2023 - 2024.
  • But we know household budgets are already being squeezed, with rising food and energy prices and increased mortgage and rent payments.
  • We will only charge the government’s two per cent adult social care precept to help to pay for the increasing costs of care for some of our oldest and most vulnerable residents.
  • We expect that we will still have the lowest council tax in the midlands for the services we provide.

A comparison bar chart showing the average yearly cost of Band D council tax for all midlands authorities during 2022 - 2023

The below comparison chart shows in 2022 - 2023, the average council tax for a Band D property in the midlands region is around sixteen per cent higher than in Telford and Wrekin, saving Telford and Wrekin residents £228.35 a year. We expect this saving will increase next year.

A graph of all the midlands authorities 2022 - 2023 Band D Council Tax comparison chart

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Last updated: 03/03/2023 17:40

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