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£500 Test and Trace support scheme to end in England on Thursday – here’s what's happening
The Test and Trace £500 support scheme is going to scrapped, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced.
23 February 2022
'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
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Bank of Scotland, Halifax and Lloyds to close 35 more branches in 2023/24 – here's the full list, plus alternatives21 September 2023Bank of Scotland, Halifax and Lloyds, which are all part of the Lloyds Banking Group, have announced they'll close at least 35 more branches between them over the next 12 months.
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12 September 2023
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21 August 2023
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