Statement to explain next steps following a meeting of the full council

Published: Friday, 28th February 2020

A Stoke-on-Trent City Council spokesman said:

“The budget proposals were not agreed at today’s budget council. This means that the budget will be discussed at a reconvened meeting on 6 March 2020.  

“The budget process includes setting the council tax for the city for 2020/21. Under the Local Government Act 1992, the council has a duty to set council tax for the financial year ahead before 11 March 2020.

“It is the duty of all councillors to come together to set a budget and council tax. There will be many discussions over the coming days to work to reach proposals that can be considered at the reconvened meeting.”

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