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Council tax is set to rise by 3.5 per cent in April, increasing the average bill by almost £50 a year, the Local Government Association says. The likely increase is set to be the lowest in a decade, although it is the twelfth year in a row of increase.
The government is set to announce a new scheme aimed at addressing the housing crisis among the Gypsies and Traveller communities. Grants totalling £97 million, to be allocated during the next three years, are aimed to create homes for up to 25,000 people. About a third of the money
A hundred thousand people a month are being made redundant as the number out of work soars to a 13-year high. The jobless total has reached the highest since late 1996, just before Labour came to power. Figures from the Office of National Statistics showed that 302,000 people were