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How should councils sell the latest cuts to us? Here are four ways

How should councils sell the latest cuts to us? Here are four ways | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

With the next phase of cuts even harder to implement than the last, local referendums on a 10% council tax rise could be on the way

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The article highlights research by the Jam and Justice project, part of the ESRC-funded Urban Transformations initiative

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Leeds City Council announce rises in tax

Leeds City Council announce rises in tax | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Leeds City Council has announced that they are to increase council tax by nearly two percent and council housing rents go up nearly three percent.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Council tax rises hit Britain’s poor hardest

Council tax rises hit Britain’s poor hardest | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

War widows, carers and the disabled are among 2.31 million people who used to be entitled to council tax benefit but have now had their support substantially reduced or taken away altogether.

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The article quotes research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies which is funded by the ESRC.

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Council tax bigger debt problem than credit cards says Citizens Advice

Council tax bigger debt problem than credit cards says Citizens Advice | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The mainstream debt problems of the credit crunch, from credit cards to loans, are morphing into even more troubling problems, Citizens Advice warned.

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The article cites findings from a report by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Some homeowners pay up to £1,000 more in council tax

Some homeowners pay up to £1,000 more in council tax | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

New government stats show residents of Weymouth and Portland shell out the most expensive council tax in the UK. It's claimed Band D residents in the area have to pay on average £1,726 a year. Contrast these sums with many multi-million homes in the capital.

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Article cites data from the Institute for Fiscal Studies which receives funding from the ESRC

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Council tax arrears up 20% in wake of localisation of benefits

Figures give first official indication of impact of council tax benefit cuts
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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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