Local Government Association
£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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22 February 2024A penalty paid by first-time buyers accessing savings in Lifetime ISAs (LISAs) when buying homes above the scheme's £450,000 property price limit could be scrapped by the Chancellor in his Spring Budget, it's been reported.
22 February 2024Cosmetics retailer The Body Shop has fallen into administration, with almost half of its 198 stores closing – including seven on Tuesday 27 February – and hundreds of workers facing redundancy. Below we round up all you need to know.
Exclusive: Almost one million people in England overpaid for NHS prescriptions in 2022/23 – are you one of them? Here's how to cut your costs20 February 2024If you get more than one prescription a month on average, you could save with a prescriptions 'season ticket' – here's how.
Council tax set to rise for millions in April with most facing 5% hikes – here's what you need to know20 February 2024Council tax bills will rise for millions of people from 1 April, with most local authorities in England preparing increases of 5% – adding around £100 to a typical band D bill. In Wales, most councils are planning rises of between around 5% to 10%.
20 February 2024Energy standing charges, which make up around £300 of most people's yearly bills, are to be reviewed by Ofgem.
3 January 2024It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
23 January 2024
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12 December 2023If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...
7 December 2023
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