Local Government Association
'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
Four out of five back right to take kids on term-time holidays
Parents should be able to pull their kids out of school to go on holiday, according to 79% of our poll respondents
3 June 2016
Last chance to register to vote in the May local elections
Anyone planning to vote in the local elections on 5 May must register to do so by midnight tonight
18 April 2016
Government pledges £6 billion to fix roads 'blighted by potholes'
Local councils in England are to get a near-£6 billion fund to fight potholes over the next six years
23 December 2014
Council tax debt struggles soar after benefit change
The number of people struggling to pay council tax in England soared last year, according to debt charity StepChange
13 March 2014
Schools urged to keep uniform costs down
The LGA says families do not have endless cash for new uniforms and it's calling on schools to keep costs to a minimum
31 August 2012
5 May 2021
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England's 'green list' of quarantine-free holiday destinations unveiled - including Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel7 May 2021Holidays abroad could get the go-ahead from 17 May as an announcement from Grant Shapps, the secretary of state for the Department for Transport is expected today. It's thought a 'green list' of countries that Brits will be able to travel to without needing to quarantine on return will also be revealed.
7 May 2021The fee retailers charge for single-use plastic carrier bags is to double from 5p to 10p in England from 21 May, while those making purchases in smaller shops will also now have to pay the charge.
Martin Lewis and MSE join coalition of organisations urging Government to use Online Safety Bill to tackle scams7 May 2021MoneySavingExpert.com and the Money and Mental Policy Institute, which were both founded by Martin Lewis, are among 17 organisations today 'pleading' for Government action to protect people from online crime.
7 May 2021Lockdown's easing, retail's opening, and spending's likely to restart. Some will be able to draw on savings but others will be thinking about taking on new debt. So if you're going to borrow, we want to ensure you do it the cheapest and safest way.
7 May 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
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