Council tax freeze costing public services £2.8bn a year

Council tax freeze costing public services £2.8bn a year

Local authorities could have raised an extra £2.8bn a year if council tax had risen in line with inflation, according to new research.

Three councils warned over FOI delays

Three councils are being monitored by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following concerns they are too slow at responding to freedom of information (FOI) requests.

Three councils warned over FOI delays

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