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.

Sexual job advert gaffe leaves council red-faced

An online blunder has seen Tavistock Town Council advertising for a ‘general hand job vacancy’, prompting sniggering on social media.

Sexual job advert gaffe leaves council red-faced

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