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A “windfall” for Stafford Borough Council which could mean a 2% reduction in Council Tax was met with strong opposition at a council meeting.

The Conservative proposal, which sets to reduce Council tax by 2% in 2014/15, comes as a result of a projected extra income of over £129,000 from the New Homes Bonus scheme.

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A councillor has blasted Stoke-on-Trent City Council after figures revealed it has spent just 16% of £1.7 million in three government grants designed to help poorer people.

Cllr Dave Conway said the local authority was failing the people it needs to help, after he obtained figures showing it hadn’t given out hundreds of thousands of pounds available.