Average council tax bill for Lichfield and Burntwood residents likely to rise by more than £50

The average council tax bill in Lichfield and Burntwood is set to rise by more than £50.

A meeting of Lichfield District Council next week will discuss the figure, which would mean a Band D property would pay an average of £1,539 in 2016/17. The figure last year was £1,487.67, equating to a rise of 3.45%.

Breakdown of the average Band D council tax bill:

  • Lichfield District Council £5 increase (3.23%)
  • Staffordshire County Council £41.37 increase (3.95%)
  • Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner no change
  • Fire and Rescue Authority rise of £1.37 (1.99%)
  • Parish council average rise £3.59 (9.26%)

The figures mean a Band D property would pay an average of £51.33 a year more than last time around.

Of all the 25 parish areas covering the Lichfield district area, five have chosen to implement a precept increase of more than 10%:

  • Burntwood (35.79%)
  • Curborough, Elmhurst, Farewell and Chorley (13.28%)
  • Hammerwich (10.16%)
  • Longdon (42.45%)
  • Wall (16.86%)

Meanwhile, five areas have opted to lower the money they take from the council tax bill:

  • Clifton Campville with Thorpe Constantine (-1.93%)
  • Harlaston (-0.17%)
  • Hints and Canwell (-0.08%)
  • Weeford (-1.66%)
  • Wigginton and Hopwas (-0.56%)
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1 Comment

  1. concerned citizen

    22nd February, 2016 at 8:21 am

    is this rise to cover the increased allowances payable to Councillors? Whatever happened to the Councillor who attended 38% of scheduled meetings? I bet nothing