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English councils are being urged to end the use of imprisonment for the non-payment of council tax.
Labour would double council tax on second homes to help families living in temporary accommodation, shadow housing secretary John Healey is expected to announce later today.
Households owe nearly £19bn on essential bills such as council tax and utilities, Citizens Advice has warned today.
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.