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Whitehall must start making the case for increases in national taxation in order to fund struggling adult social care services, local authority chiefs say.
Local government leaders have proposed a series of tax increases as ‘possible solutions’ to paying for adult social care over the long-term.
A leading research group has called for cities to be given more powers to help improve public health.
A leading think tank has called on the Government to introduce a levy in the construction industry to boost skills training as part of a plan for Brexit.
Increases in the tax on insurance policies is leaving public sector and voluntary organisations exposed to higher risk, a leading insurer has warned.
Council chiefs have defended spending on tackling harmful lifestyle choices against ‘flawed’ study which accuses them of restricting individual freedom.
Most first-time buyers in Wales will no longer pay tax on their new home under plans announced by the devolved Welsh government.
Councils are imposing ‘stealth taxes’ on residents, think tank claims, but council chiefs argue they are bringing in less from fees than five years ago.
Up to 13,000 landlords in one east London borough have failed to declare their rental income to the Government, the local council has found.
A quarter of care home residents whose care is supposed to be free are being forced to pay top-up fees, according to Age UK.