0% Precept Increase Approved by Council

Published: 26 January 2021


Lichfield City Council Confirms 0% Precept Rise for 2021/22


At its meeting of 25 January, the City Council resolved that no increase would be levied on its portion of Council Tax.


Councillor Mark Warfield, Leader of the Council said:


‘2020 was a year like no other, the challenges caused by the pandemic have continued into 2021 and will be with us for some time yet. The parish council element of Council Tax is relatively small, but in these uncertain times the City Council wanted to ensure that it did not place further burden on its residents, particularly given the budgetary pressures on the District and County Councils.


The City Council’s income has reduced considerably and the budget forecast is for that to continue during 2021/22. We therefore need to strike a balance between using reserves to continue to improve the services we provide for the people of the City, but remain mindful of the City Council’s overall financial position. 


We had to make some difficult choices for 2021/22, but we remain committed to improving the City Council’s facilities. Proposals for Cruck House and Curborough Community Centre that will be of benefit to users when normality returns are included in the budget, and we also have exciting proposals for The Johnson Birthplace Museum, one of the most popular attractions in the City.’