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DCLG private rent deal to unlock £400m in key cities

DCLG private rent deal to unlock £400m in key cities | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Housing minister Gavin Barwell has unveiled a £45m deal to unlock the development of more than 2,000 homes for private rent in regional cities.
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Brighton and Hove council to shed 300 staff and cut £51m

Brighton and Hove council to shed 300 staff and cut £51m | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Up to 300 jobs are likely to go at Brighton and Hove City Council as £51 million is cut from its budget over the next three years.

In the coming financial year the council expects to shed up to 140 staff and find cuts totalling more than £24 million.

Council leader Warren Morgan said that the
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Bank governor Mark Carney warns on household debt - BBC News

Bank governor Mark Carney warns on household debt - BBC News | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Bank of England governor Mark Carney gives a warning about high levels of debt in UK households.
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Dundee City Council parking fines increase by almost 70% in last four years - The Courier

Dundee City Council parking fines increase by almost 70% in last four years - The Courier | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Council parking fines in Dundee are rocketing. Freedom of information figures show fines increased by almost 70% in the last four years. 31,236 fines were issued by the council in the most recent tax year from April 1 2015 to March 31 2016, a 67% increase from 18,671 in 2012-13. The number issued by the council …
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300 Brighton and Hove council jobs go over the past year, says new report

300 Brighton and Hove council jobs go over the past year, says new report | LACEF News | Scoop.it
The total number of staff fell by more than 300 at Brighton and Hove City Council in the past financial year, according to a new report.

More than 220 took redundancy. Others left and were not replaced.

The number of staff employed by the council totalled 4,541 compared with 4,846 as services
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Half of people trying online budget 'would put council tax up 10%', council says

Half of people trying online budget 'would put council tax up 10%', council says | LACEF News | Scoop.it
People trying Liverpool council's online budget simulator also call for cuts to number of councillors and senior staff
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Pension age may be about to rise again, says former minister

Pension age may be about to rise again, says former minister | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Steve Webb says government considering faster timetable for higher state pension age of 70, affecting millions of workers
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Higher fares, taxing pubs and axing parking wardens: Your ideas on saving Sunderland's taxi marshal service

Higher fares, taxing pubs and axing parking wardens: Your ideas on saving Sunderland's taxi marshal service | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Wearsiders have had their say on plans to scrap Sunderland
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Autumn Statement: 'Grim picture' for family finances - BBC News

Autumn Statement: 'Grim picture' for family finances - BBC News | LACEF News | Scoop.it
The outlook for family finances is a "grim picture" with little respite from measures announced in the Autumn Statement, a think tank says.
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Council Tax Officer, Norfolk

Council Tax Officer, Norfolk | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Venn Group has been approached by a Local Authority in the Norfolk region to recruit for a Council Tax Billings and Recovery Officer. The role will be on an initial 6 month temporary basis with the possibility to continue. Duties will include
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Secret taxpayer loan agreed in bid to bring more restaurants to city

Secret taxpayer loan agreed in bid to bring more restaurants to city | LACEF News | Scoop.it

Seven figure Cathedral Lanes deal brokered in private
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Can justice build on e-judiciary?

Can justice build on e-judiciary? | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Opinion: Judges presiding over criminal trials in England and Wales have all gone digital. The rest of the justice system will be a harder nut.
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Half of Fife Council Tax income goes to paying debts says Greens

Half of Fife Council Tax income goes to paying debts says Greens | LACEF News | Scoop.it

FIFE COUNCIL is spending nearly half of the money it brings in from Council Tax on repaying debts, according to new research.
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Incredible scenes as traveller swings axe handle at bailiff

Incredible scenes as traveller swings axe handle at bailiff | LACEF News | Scoop.it
WARNING: The video attached to this story contains very strong language and scenes which some readers may find shocking Shocking footage showing a traveller swinging what appears to be an ax
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Southend council workers accused of £13k parking ticket fraud

Southend council workers accused of £13k parking ticket fraud | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Two former council workers have appeared in court accused of making nearly £13,000 in fraudulent parking tickets and permits. Heather French, 42, and Anthony Olomofe, 45, worked togethe
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MoJ scraps plans for 500 per cent hike to asylum and immigration fees

MoJ scraps plans for 500 per cent hike to asylum and immigration fees | LACEF News | Scoop.it
MoJ scraps plans for 500 per cent hike to asylum and immigration fees
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Thurrock Council continue to take on challenge of fraud rocketing in borough - Your Thurrock

Thurrock Council continue to take on challenge of fraud rocketing in borough - Your Thurrock | LACEF News | Scoop.it
THURROCK Council staff were out speaking to residents last week as part of the ‘National Fraud Prevention Week’
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Old Trafford pictures on phone linked to terror suspect were 'tourism interest'

Old Trafford pictures on phone linked to terror suspect were 'tourism interest' | LACEF News | Scoop.it
On Friday, jurors also heard Haddouchi claimed housing and council tax benefit from Birmingham City Council from September 2009 and, while the council tax reduction was eventually withdrawn, the information about the termination of his tenancy was not passed on to the benefit service which administered the housing benefit.
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Care for elderly ‘close to collapse’ across UK as council funding runs out

Care for elderly ‘close to collapse’ across UK as council funding runs out | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Theresa May under pressure as doctors urge funding U-turn and cross-party alliance warns millions of people are at risk
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Facing hard budget cuts together – Brighton and Hove council leader issues a call for help

Facing hard budget cuts together – Brighton and Hove council leader issues a call for help | LACEF News | Scoop.it
We are earning money from new enforcement fines, clothing recycling and vehicle workshop services to help fund frontline refuse and street cleaning services.
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Chancellor to crack down on letting fees in Autumn statement

Chancellor to crack down on letting fees in Autumn statement | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Chancellor will also announce £1.4bn investment in affordable housing in bid to help ‘just about managing’ families
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Does the UK have the highest rate of property tax in the world?

Does the UK have the highest rate of property tax in the world? | LACEF News | Scoop.it
It’s true that the UK government takes a higher proportion of GDP and a higher proportion of tax revenue in property taxes than any other developed country. It's not clear how much that tells us.
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Millions affected by universal credit cuts to be partly compensated by chancellor

Millions affected by universal credit cuts to be partly compensated by chancellor | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Philip Hammond will attempt in the autumn statement to fulfil PM’s pledge to support families who are ‘just about managing’
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Seven councillors warned about late payment of their council tax

Seven councillors warned about late payment of their council tax | LACEF News | Scoop.it
Wigan councillors have been named and shamed on a list of elected members warned about late payment of their council tax.
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