Council tax

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Michael Gove’s local council warns of bankruptcy risk after failed Tory investments
New Lib Dem leadership in Surrey Heath attacks previous Conservative regime for racking up debts of £165m

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

13, Sep, 2023 @3:25 PM

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Bailiffs making record profits collecting debt for councils in cost of living crisis
Charities call for an end to the outsourcing of public debt as firms’ turnover rises 50% in a year

Shanti Das

12, Aug, 2023 @1:23 PM

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Labour calls for energy firms to pay more tax on £60m-a-day profits
Party wants greater taxation on North Sea profits to fund freeze on council tax for cash-strapped UK households

Mark Sweney

01, May, 2023 @9:30 PM

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Britons who keep gardens green should get council tax cut, study suggests
Move suggested to tackle rise in plastic grass and paving, which exacerbate wildlife loss, flooding and summer heat

Helena Horton Environment reporter

20, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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PPT, LVT, IHT – which is fairer than council tax? | Letters
Letters: Carol Wilcox, Jeremy Scroxton and Linda Buckingham respond to proposals to replace local government funding arrangements

18, Apr, 2023 @4:39 PM

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A property tax based on annually uprated values would be a gamechanger
Replacing the council tax would be popular and the vast majority of UK households would gain

Larry Elliott

09, Apr, 2023 @10:12 AM

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Rishi Sunak sidesteps question about whether having private swimming pool means he’s out of touch – as it happened
PM also refused to say what he would do if inquiry into Dominic Raab found justice secretary bullied officials

Andrew Sparrow

31, Mar, 2023 @2:19 PM

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‘UK national price hike day’: what to expect and how to lessen blow
From phone and broadband contracts to council tax to energy, a raft of increases come into effect in April

Rupert Jones, Miles Brignall and Jess Clark

31, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘We live from month to month’: people in UK brace for April’s bill rises
Five readers tell of how they will be affected by jump in council tax, energy, water and telecoms costs

Clea Skopeliti and Jedidajah Otte

31, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Rising bills and tax hikes to make UK families hundreds of pounds worse off
Study commissioned by Guardian details scale of hit to household finances from April

Phillip Inman and Rupert Jones

31, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Postponing state pension age decision ‘not exactly a sign of strength’, Jacob Rees-Mogg tells Tories – as it happened
Latest updates: former business secretary says postponing decision about rise in state pension is ‘a decision in itself’

Andrew Sparrow

30, Mar, 2023 @3:58 PM

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Labour would freeze council tax for one year, says Keir Starmer
Party leader says Labour would use windfall tax profits to stop rises, as local election campaign begins

Aletha Adu

30, Mar, 2023 @3:18 PM

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