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'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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