How Council Tax is calculated and spent

An update from Simon Tagg, Council Leader

In 2022 we will see huge regeneration projects in Newcastle and Kidsgrove with Town Deal funding of £39m and Future High Street funding of £11m. We have allocated £3.7m of the Kidsgrove Town Deal funding to kick-start the Chatterley Valley West employment site, which will ultimately create around 1,700 new jobs and secure existing ones.

In unprecedented conditions and as part of a carefully balanced budget the council remains committed to keeping Council Tax levels down, investing in the future of the borough and creating a more sustainable environment.

As well as investing in the borough’s future we are making significant savings and supporting our communities. We have transferred £840,000 to support the council’s court action in the appeal from Walleys Quarry Ltd., against the Statutory Nuisance Abatement Notice at the landfill site. This, along with £160,000 from the Lower Tier Services Grant means a £1m budget allocation this year.