Posted on behalf of Stafford Borough Council:

There is still time for residents, businesses and organisations to have their say on proposals that would see more people in Stafford Borough not paying any council tax.

Stafford Borough Council are looking at changes to its Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme which will mean an extra 1700 households will pay no council tax for the 2023/24 year.

The local authority said the move is aimed at helping residents hit hardest by the cost-of-living crisis. And the council stress that nobody will be worse off if the proposals are given the go ahead by elected members next month.

The change would mean around 4,500 will not have to pay Council Tax from April. Those eligible will have the reduction automatically applied and will not need to claim.

People have until Friday 27 January to comment on the plans at www.staffordbc.gov.uk/lctrconsultation