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The backlog of homes that have been given planning permission but are still waiting to be built has increased by almost 16% in the last year, new analysis has revealed today.
Will a voluntary tax from the wealthiest residents in Westminster succeed in generating extra funding for services? Mark Whitehead reports.
Westminster council is proposing to freeze council tax and replace it with a voluntary contribution after a consultation found ‘strong support’ for the idea.
A man who used forged university documentation to scam eight local authorities out of £45,000 in council tax has been jailed for 18 months.
Pembrokeshire County Council has proposed increasing council tax by 12.5% as part of an effort to close a multi-million pound funding gap.
With maximum council tax increases plugging less than a quarter of the funding gap facing local government, what does this mean for the future of public services? Mark Whitehead reports.
The deadline for when councils are required to have a local council tax support scheme in place will be pushed back two months, according to the minister for local government.
County council leaders have warned that the government's decision to allow them to raise council tax by 1% will only offset a tenth of the amount already being cut from their budgets.
With a tax based on 1991 property values, the decks are firmly stacked against a sector that is already facing a cliff edge in 2020, writes Jo Miller.
Districts have called for the council tax cap to be increased so they can raise an extra £9m.