Leader of Staffordshire County Council welcomes budget boost for residents

The leader of Staffordshire County Council says he hopes the budget will help improve the prospects of people living in Lichfield and Burntwood.

Chancellor George Osborne unveiled a freeze on fuel prices and a sugar tax on fizzy drinks.

He said the move could raise around £520million to be spent on school sports projects.

Philip Atkins

Cllr Philip Atkins

Cllr Philip Atkins, leader of Staffordshire County Council, welcomed the budget but said more examination of the finer details were needed.

“We certainly welcome measures to increase personal allowances and reduce the higher tax rate threshold which will see people take home more money in their pay to either spend in their local communities or to save and invest in their own and in their family’s futures.

“Over the coming days, we will be of course looking at the detail behind the headlines to get a fuller picture of what the budget means for the county, our economy and our communities.”

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1 Comment

  1. Nomad

    16th March, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Why all the interest from Stafford county council all of a sudden ,oh yes combined local authority with the debt there in ,I think a definite vote of no confidence there

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