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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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New national food strategy offers ‘little more than crumbs’

Responding to the publication of England’s National Food Strategy, Sarah Woolley, General Secretary of the Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union (BFAWU) said: “With 10 million people across the UK facing food poverty, this new strategy needed to bring meaningful change and recommend a ‘Right to Food’ law, instead it offers little more than crumbs… Read more »

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MDU and CORESS partner to promote safety in surgical practice

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, has launched a new partnership with the Confidential Reporting System for Surgery (CORESS) an independent charity which promotes safety in surgical practice in the NHS and the private sector. Founded in 2005, CORESS receives confidential incident reports from surgeons and theatre staff. These confidential… 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 »