Urgent support needed as 2.8m people with mental health problems fall into council tax debt, says charity
Action is needed from the Government and local councils to help support millions of people in council tax arrears.
11 November 2021
Councils taking days to repair severe potholes
Councils' targets for fixing the most severe potholes on their roads vary wildly, with repairs taking minutes in some areas and up to three days elsewhere, according to new data
18 January 2019
Credit and debit card charges banned from Saturday - what you need to know
You should no longer be charged a fee for opting to pay by credit or debit card – but admin fees are still allowed
9 January 2018
Councils not providing info on appealing car parking fines – know your rights
Local authorities are not doing enough to highlight the appeals process to those slapped with parking fines
7 February 2017
Households facing sharp rise in council tax bills over next two years – do you qualify for a discount?
Local authorities in England will be given the go-ahead to plug the gap in social care funding by raising council tax
15 December 2016
'Mum was living with someone with dementia so she got £3,000 council tax back.' Can you reclaim?
10,000s of people who've lived with someone with a 'severe mental impairment' may be able to reclaim council tax
27 September 2016
Council gives parents temporary reprieve on some term-time holidays
Derbyshire County Council is thought to be the first in the country to temporarily scrap many term-time holiday fines
22 September 2016
Respond to your council's household enquiry form – or risk a £1,000 fine
A household enquiry form is being sent to every home in the UK, but don't ignore it – you could face a £1,000 fine
16 September 2016
Charges for unpaid council tax 'push people further into debt'
Councils are too quick to call in bailiffs, use court orders and demand upfront payments, says Citizens Advice
8 July 2016
Got an annexe? Check if you're due a council tax discount
More than 2,400 homes have claimed a council tax discount for having a self-contained 'granny flat', can you?
24 March 2015
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