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School holiday fines DOUBLE in just one year as councils crack down on trips during term time

School holiday fines DOUBLE in just one year as councils crack down on trips during term time

FINES issued to parents taking children out of school for family holidays have DOUBLED in just one year, figures show. Department of Education stat [...]
What’s my council tax band, how do I claim a refund, who’s exempt from paying and how can I challenge my band?

What’s my council tax band, how do I claim a refund, who’s exempt from paying and how can I challenge my band?

MILLIONS of households will be hit with a council tax increase of up to 4.99 per cent this April – but there are ways to cut costs now. Local [...]
What’s my council tax band, how do I claim a refund, who’s exempt from paying and how can I challenge my band?

What’s my council tax band, how do I claim a refund, who’s exempt from paying and how can I challenge my band?

MILLIONS of households will be hit with a council tax increase of up to 4.99 per cent this April – but there are ways to cut costs now. Local [...]
Councils set to make £1BILLION from parking fees by next year after 230 per cent hike on some car parks and permits

Councils set to make £1BILLION from parking fees by next year after 230 per cent hike on some car parks and permits

A RECORD £1billion profit from parking fees is set to be raked in by councils next year. Town halls will hike the cost of car parks and permits by [...]
Over 1.7million owed £137 Council Tax refund – how to claim it back

Over 1.7million owed £137 Council Tax refund – how to claim it back

MORE than 1.7million Brits are owed an average of £137 each in council tax refunds, according to new research. In fact, over £230million are sittin [...]
Councils receive almost 5,000 complaints a day over failure to collect rubbish

Councils receive almost 5,000 complaints a day over failure to collect rubbish

A spokesman for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government said yesterday: “We want councils to respond to the wishes of local peop [...]
Councils given new powers to block phone boxes being built  

Councils given new powers to block phone boxes being built  

“While we’ve had some success refusing and removing unwanted phone boxes, it has been an expensive and lengthy process. Telecoms companies can see [...]
Pothole FURY as councils slash compensation payouts by £180 despite roads getting worse

Pothole FURY as councils slash compensation payouts by £180 despite roads getting worse

UK motorists will now get significantly less compensation if their car is damaged by a pothole.According to new data, motorists will now get £180 l [...]
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