MSE News

Local authorities

Paid a hidden fee to a care home? The market watchdog wants to hear from you

Care home residents and their families who’ve encountered hidden charges are being encouraged to notify the CMA

5 December 2016

Families of severely mentally impaired people reclaim £1,000s from councils, thanks to MSE

Family members of those with a 'severe mental impairment' have been reclaiming £1,000s in council tax overpayments

5 December 2016

Hidden carers miss out on £1,000s in benefits help

Many who look after friends or family are entitled to benefits and other practical support from councils and charities

26 June 2012

Citizens Advice funding cuts leave 10,000s without help

Following funding cuts, the Citizens Advice Bureau has recorded a huge drop in the number it has helped this year

8 September 2011

Council tax benefit could drop 20%

The Government has released proposals for a new localised council tax support scheme that could leave many getting less

26 August 2011

Overpaid your council tax? See you in court

A London council planned to take three of its residents to court because they paid too much council tax

22 June 2011

Which? launches card surcharge super complaint

Which? has written to the Office of Fair Trading asking it to investigate the charges, which it says are 'unjustifiable'

30 March 2011

Lloyds TSB lends mortgage hand to first time buyers

First-time buyers struggling to get on the property ladder can get funding from local authorities under a new scheme driven by Lloyds TSB

16 March 2011

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