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Humanists UK comment on peers backing Assisted Dying Bill

Plans to allow doctors to help terminally ill adults end their lives moved closer to becoming law today, after a new Assisted Dying Bill passed its second reading in the House of Lords. Humanists UK, which campaigns to legalise assisted dying for both the terminally ill and incurably suffering, has praised today’s debate for its… Read more »

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Council tax bills 'about to hit £1,500'
Council tax bills ‘about to hit £1,500’

By Ian Dunt Council tax bills could hit £1,500 a year in some areas next April, after new accountancy rules force tax hikes of up to three per cent. The introduction of the International Financial Reporting Standard next year will reform the rules around the amount of capital councils have to put to one side… Read more »

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Modest rise to council tax
Modest rise to council tax

By politics.co.uk staff Council tax rises are the lowest in 15 years as local authorities bow to government pressure to keep household bills low. The average tax for a Band D property will rise by £41 for the year, the Office for National Statistics said, an increase of three per cent. Ministers have warned councils,… Read more »