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Chancellor unveils controversial budget plans.

Speaking in Parliament today, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt put forward his budget plan. Key points are tax cuts for workers and families, duty on fuel...

Local business dismayed as council returns £1.2m in grants

A local Chiswick business owner has been left gobsmacked after he was refused Covid business rates relief. Nick Jenkins runs a small language school...

Bradford Council leader’s funding concerns included in report by Parliamentary committee

The Government needs to make major reforms to how local councils are funded to prevent authorities from facing financial collapse.These are the findings of...

Council bosses ‘don’t have many rabbits to pull out of their hat’

BRADFORD Council “don’t have many rabbits left to pull out of their hat” as it aims to stave off bankruptcy, a councillor has claimed.At...

Mayor Sadiq Khan ‘hopeful’ London Overground strikes can be averted

Sadiq Khan has said he is “hopeful” a resolution will be found to stop London Overground staff going on strike in February and March.More...

‘Too little, too late’: Council leader slams government for last minute £600m cash injection

The leader of a North London council has slammed the government for its last-minute cash injection to help fund social care, calling it ‘too...

Middlesbrough Council on financial edge: a plea for unity in £15m support bid

Rallying calls for unity were sounded at Middlesbrough Town Hall after the council agreed to seek £15m in exceptional financial support.At a meeting of...

Middlesbrough Council leaders plead for £15m emergency financial support

Middlesbrough Council leaders unanimously agreed to seek £15m in exceptional financial support in a bid to balance the books and fund redundancies.A meeting of...

Councils in the North East have racked up debts totalling more than £4 billion

The seven local authorities across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham owe lenders roughly £2,000 per person in the region, according to BBC analysis...

Bradford Council’s £40m cuts and public engagement

The public is being asked to have their say on Council budget cuts that will see tips closed, Council Tax rise and public buildings...

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