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Housing benefit cuts for young people may be scaled back

Housing benefit cuts for young people may be scaled back | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Cameron-era policy under review after warnings of severe hardship if changes come into force in April
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Ex-Sandwell Council deputy leader's last-ditch legal bid over misconduct claims

Ex-Sandwell Council deputy leader's last-ditch legal bid over misconduct claims | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Serious allegations of misconduct and improper behaviour against Councillor Mahboob Hussain will be heard by Sandwell Council’s standards committee next month - providing he fails in a High Court bid to stop proceedings tomorrow.
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Police are called in as council crisis deepens

Police are called in as council crisis deepens | LACEF News | Scoop.it

THE crisis at Argyll and Bute Council deepened gravely yesterday when The National’s investigation into alleged criminality by a councillor led…
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Council tax to rise while services cut, says LGA - BBC News

Council tax to rise while services cut, says LGA - BBC News | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Bin collections and libraries could be among services cut, despite council tax rises of up to 4.99%.
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Philip Hammond looking at reducing 'cliff edge' from business rate rises

Philip Hammond looking at reducing 'cliff edge' from business rate rises | LACEF News | Scoop.it
The Chancellor is looking at ways to mitigate the sharp rises in business rates that will hit some companies at the start of April.
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Bailiffs act after travellers set up camp in Stevenage’s Fairlands Valley Park

Bailiffs act after travellers set up camp in Stevenage’s Fairlands Valley Park | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Travellers have set up camp in Stevenage’s Fairlands Valley Park, with bailiffs employed by the local authority currently working to remove them.
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Business rates appeals could take years as backlog mounts

Business rates appeals could take years as backlog mounts | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Revaluation complaints threaten to add to delays as cutbacks hit work of Valuation Office Agency
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More people than ever victims of debt

More people than ever victims of debt | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Read More people than ever victims of debt latest on ITV News. All the Monday 13th February 2017 news
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England: Government to introduce system for pleading guilty online - Scottish Legal News

England: Government to introduce system for pleading guilty online - Scottish Legal News | LACEF News | Scoop.it
The UK government will move ahead with plans to allow people accused of petty crimes to plead guilty and be sentenced online. A Ministry of Justice (MoJ) report has recommended the system, which is voluntary, be trialled with non-custodial sentences, including railway fare evasion. The report states: “Under this proposal, defendants who opt in to …
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Councils 'at breaking point' due to budget cuts and rising social care bills

Councils 'at breaking point' due to budget cuts and rising social care bills | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Millions of residents face council tax rises, as thinktank finds just 6% of local authorities expect to not have to increase rates
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January footfall fell at the steepest rate since the Brexit vote

January footfall fell at the steepest rate since the Brexit vote | LACEF News | Scoop.it
In January the number of shoppers in the UK fell at the steepest rate since the month of the EU referendum.
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Edwardian statute casts shadow over data sharing

Edwardian statute casts shadow over data sharing | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Commission calls for replacement of Official Secrets Acts to reform ‘irrational’ laws on protection of official information
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AI ‘can replace 250,000 public sector workers’

AI ‘can replace 250,000 public sector workers’ | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Think tank Reform says that using chat bots could save central government £2.6 billion per year
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A third of UK lives on inadequate income, says think tank - BBC News

A third of UK lives on inadequate income, says think tank - BBC News | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Millions of families "just about managing" are on the tipping point of falling into poverty, says a report.
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Almost all Government land pledged for new home building in England now identified - PropertyWire

Almost all Government land pledged for new home building in England now identified - PropertyWire | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Some 90% of land owned by the Government that it has pledged to release for new home building in England has been identified within various departments, according to the first report into the surplus land programme. The aim is to sell land for at least 160,000 homes by the end of March 2020 which was …
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Mystery remains over council tax defaulters

Mystery remains over council tax defaulters | LACEF News | Scoop.it
The identity of two Wigan councillors who paid their tax bills late remains a mystery after the town hall refused requests to unmask them.
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Extra funding needed to help pay for adult social care

Extra funding needed to help pay for adult social care | LACEF News | Scoop.it

 Extra funding needed to help pay for adult social care

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Is this the end of UK's retail boom?

Is this the end of UK's retail boom? | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Economic indicators point to a prolonged slump in consumer spending, and as prices rise real income will fall
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HMRC confirms it will use alternative to flagship GOV.UK Verify identify service | Civil Service World

HMRC confirms it will use alternative to flagship GOV.UK Verify identify service | Civil Service World | LACEF News | Scoop.it
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Council tax set to rise and weekly bin collections axed

Council tax set to rise and weekly bin collections axed | LACEF News | Scoop.it
The Job Shop and Shop Mobility will stay open under the new proposals
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The Mayor of London unveils industrial vision for a creative production district including Thurrock - Your Thurrock

The Mayor of London unveils industrial vision for a creative production district including Thurrock - Your Thurrock | LACEF News | Scoop.it
IN a letter to the head of the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission, Lord Heseltine, The Mayor of London and Christian Brodie, Chairman of SELEP have unveiled a bold vision for a creative industries district
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The banana republic of Surrey has shown local council funding is broken | Simon Jenkins

The banana republic of Surrey has shown local council funding is broken | Simon Jenkins | LACEF News | Scoop.it
If Surrey’s ‘secret deal’ is to be a harbinger of a new health and care service then the whole murky world of local government funding needs rethinking
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Cannock council cuts: £100m shopping centre key to boosting budgets

Cannock council cuts: £100m shopping centre key to boosting budgets | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Cannock council’s future financial stability is ‘highly dependent’ on the success of a new £100m shopping outlet, its leader has said.
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Stockport launches new website

Stockport launches new website | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Council increases range of transactional services as part of broader digital transformation programme
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Mobile and customer first at South Hams and West Devon

Mobile and customer first at South Hams and West Devon | LACEF News | Scoop.it
South Hams and West Devon councils are using intelligent forms and process automation to drive efficiency and channel shift in revenues and benefits
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