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Where your council tax goes

Your council tax bill is split between this council, Staffordshire County Council, Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority.

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC), Staffordshire County Council, Staffordshire Police Authority and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority together deliver most of the local services in your area. 

If you live in an area with a Parish Council, it too provides some local services. Please go to How much you pay for more information.

The council tax you pay is collected by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) on behalf of all the above authorities. The total amount is then divided between these authorities.

The table below shows how your council tax is distributed:

     

County    

District    

Police     

Fire       

Total        

A

830.82

100.36

144.37

50.49

1126.04

B

969.29

117.09

168.44

58.90

1313.72

C

1107.76

133.81

192.50

67.32

1501.39

D

1246.23

150.54

216.56

75.73

1689.06

E

1523.17

183.99

264.68

92.56

2046.40

F

1800.11

217.45

312.81

109.39

2439.76

G

2077.05

250.90

360.93

126.22

2815.10

H

2492.46

301.08

431.12

151.46

3376.12

To find out about how Staffordshire County Council spend council tax please visit their website.

The Police and Crime Commissioner also provides information on where your money goes which can be found in their leaflet.

Some money is also paid to the Environment Agency in the form of a 'precept'. 

This is included in your Council Tax bill. [45KB]   

Severn and Wye Regional Flood and Coastal Committee

 2017/20182018/20192019/2020
Gross expenditure£17,885£14,838£83,428
Levies raised£1,106£1,128£4,017
Total Council Tax base£940£958£2,145

A change in the gross budgeted expenditure between years reflects the programme of works for both capital and revenue needed by the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee to which you contribute. The total Local Levy raised by this committee has increased by 2%.