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Mayor says ‘desperate’ council needs £90m over next three years amid government cuts
The people of Liverpool could be asked to vote on whether they should pay up to 10% more council tax to help their “desperate” local authority maintain public services in the face of government cuts.
Joe Anderson, Liverpool’s mayor, wants to…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on February 8, 2018 at 11:40 — No Comments
95% of councils in England could increase charges in April, while some will cut services
Local authorities in England are teetering on the edge of a financial crisis, with most planning to increase council tax from April while continuing to cut services, a survey has found.…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on February 8, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments
Nine out of ten authorities will go over budget
Britain’s richest county is facing a £100 million cash crisis as scores of councils struggle to close budget deficits, an investigation has found.
Surrey county council has one of the worst financial shortfalls in the country, according to research seen by The Times. The disclosure came as nearly every part of England warned of tax rises to make ends meet and…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on February 8, 2018 at 11:10 — No Comments
Councils warn spiralling sell-off of low-cost homes is 'unsustainable' as Labour calls for scheme to be halted
Added by Joanne Beaumont on February 2, 2018 at 11:14 — No Comments
Darren Osborne is found guilty of terrorist killing outside mosque, triggering review of extreme right threat
A man “brainwashed” within a month by anti-Muslim propaganda has been found guilty of a murderous terrorist attack on worshippers leaving a mosque, triggering a complete review of the national security threat posed by the extreme right.
A jury took less than an hour to be convinced that Darren Osborne, 48, drove a van into a crowd of Muslims near a…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on February 2, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments