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A referendum on joining a new unitary authority will be held by Christchurch Borough Council, after reports the Government in 'minded' to support the proposal.
Referendums on council tax limits should be abolished in order to secure the financial sustainability of councils, Lord Porter will argue later today.
The Liberal Democrats have pledged to hold a second referendum on Brexit and invest almost £7bn into education if elected in June.
Plans to hold a referendum on local government reorganisation in Christchurch will be delayed following the announcement of a snap General Election.
Christchurch councillors have voted in support of a referendum on plans to create two new unitary authorities in Dorset after receiving ‘mixed results’ from previous consultations.
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.
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.
A referendum on the creation of one ‘mega-council’ in Lincolnshire would cost in excess of £1m despite previous county council assurances costs would be ‘kept to a minimum’.
Surrey Council County has announced it is abandoning proposals to increase council tax by 15% and has instead budgeted for a 4.99% rise.
A referendum is to be held on abolishing all eight councils in Lincolnshire and replacing them one unitary council.