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Haringey LBC could invest £1.6m in 2019/20 to allow some of its poorest residents to not pay council tax.
The overzealous and uncompromising collection of debt by local councils is driving vulnerable people into further financial difficulty, MPs have warned today.
Manchester City Council has announced care leavers will be exempt from paying council tax until they are 25.
Councils will be allowed to triple the council tax on homes left empty for five to 10 years, following an amendment to a government bill.
Council leaders have called for the power to double the amount of council tax on homes that have been left empty between two and five years.
The amount expected to be spent on children’s social care in 2018/19 is up 6.8% or £542m compared to the figure in 2017/18 budgets, latest figures have shown.
People aged over 40 should pay a dedicated social care premium to fund free care in the future, MPs have said.
Most people would be prepared to pay more in council tax or one-off voluntary levies to fund particular local services, a new poll has revealed today.
A third of English councils will be unable to raise enough money through the social care precept to pay for the services they are meant to cover, according to new research.
Neil Merrick finds out why some parish councils are doubling or trebling council tax precepts after taking on services from higher tier authorities.