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Could councils improve tax collection?

Citizens Advice and the Local Government Association (LGA) are encouraging councils in England to adopt a new protocol to improve council tax collection. The protocol is launched as Citizens Advice […]

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Council Tax Collection Practices Not Helping

Council tax costs a lot of people a lot of money to pay for local services. However, Council tax debt collection practices are pushing some people further into the red, […]

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Torridge Limits Council Tax Increase

Torridge District Council has chosen not to increase its share of Council Tax beyond the level of 1.99%. This was agreed at Full Council on Monday and limits the increase […]

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Council Tax Scam Alert #Torridge

Residents of Torridge are being reminded to be on their guard against bogus officials claiming they can save them money through Council Tax band revaluations. There have been recent instances […]

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Councils Too Quick to Pass Debts to Bailiffs

Citizens Advice has raised concerns that some councils are passing debts to bailiffs too quickly and aren’t doing enough to support those who are struggling to pay.  New figures released […]

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Council Tax Reform Concerns

Removing  council tax support will mean boom time for bailiffs, according to Citizens Advice. Bailiffs are set to profit from cuts to council tax support as stretched households struggle to […]

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Benefits Change Info Session

A Torridge District Councillor is organising another event aimed at helping local people understand more about the council tax support changes that will come into play from April. Councillor Pauline […]

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Bude Lib Dems Welcome Freeze

Liberal Democrats at Cornwall Council, including Bude’s councillors,  have welcomed the decision by the authority to back the party’s budget amendment at a meeting yesterday. The Lib Dem budget will […]

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Redundancies at Citizens Advice Throughout Cornwall

Ok, it’s out in the open on the BBC and Pirate FM, etc, so I can mention it, too. Redundancy notices have been issued to most paid staff at Citizens […]

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Torridge Council Tax Payment Changes

Changes being introduced at Torridge District Council are aimed at giving local residents more flexibility and options in order to pay their council tax on time – when it suits […]

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