Archive: Local Government

The government has denied that nicer neighbourhoods will be subject to higher council taxes

New quality of life council tax mooted

The government is planning to introduce a new system of council tax based upon the quality of life and crime levels within the area, the Conservative party claims.

  • Inspection report finds home care services must be more flexible

    Home care services shake-up urged

    Councils have been urged to rethink the way they provide home care for the elderly amid fears that services are too rushed and not properly tailored to people's needs.

  • Gordon Brown outlines his plans for the Labour leadership ahead of a crucial party conference

    Brown calls for devolution of power

    Labour must find a "new way of communicating with the public", Gordon Brown has argued as he put forward ideas for what he would do as prime minister.

  • Lyons review moots new council tax to make people recycle

    Lyons moots extra rubbish tax

    People who refuse to recycle their household waste could be charged extra under new proposals to reform local government financing.

  • Local Government Association calls for more power for town halls

    Councils call for more power

    Whitehall's control over local government has denied local choice, eroded local democracy and wasted public money, a new report warns today.

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