Neil Merrick explores the expansion of parish council duties – and the subsequent rise in precepts.
Council tax and business rates in Scotland should be devolved in full to local authorities, think tank says.
Council tax in Wales remains lower than in England, new figures published today have revealed.
An attempt to get rid of the leader of Surrey County Council in the wake of an alleged ‘sweetheart deal’ with the Government has failed today.
Councils are spending more than £14.5m a year on providing ‘facility time’ for trade union reps, according to new research by the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA).
New documents have come to light revealing more evidence of a ‘secret deal’ between Surrey County Council and the Government over the county’s proposed 15% tax hike.
A leaked recording has allegedly caught the leader of Surrey County Council, David Hodge, admitting he secured a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ from ministers to call off a referendum.
England is facing the ‘single highest’ council tax increase in a decade, new study reveals.
Local government figures have expressed their disappointment at a lack of new council funding in the 2017/18 settlement.
While the government's answer to solving the social care crisis appears to be increasing council tax bills, will this money even make a dent in the expected overspend this year? William Eichler and Laura Sharman investigate.