MILLIONS of households were hit with a council tax increase in April 2018, taking the average bill in the UK to more than £1,600 a year - an increase of nearly £80. It can be tricky to keep on top of exactly how much tax you should be paying – and if you're in the wrong band, you might be owed money. Here's all you need to know. What are the council tax bands in England, Scotland and Wales and how can I check mine? The council tax band system was introduced in 1991, with each home in the UK assigned a band according to the estimated value of their home at the time. Band A represents the lowest value of a home (properties worth up to £40,000), while band H (I in Wales) represents the highest value (properties worth more than £320,000). You can check your council tax band here, but a £300,000 house in England, for instance, would be "Band G". In Wales it would also be "Band G", while in Scotland a £300,000 would be "Band H". … [Read more...] about What’s my council tax band, how do I claim a refund, who’s exempt from paying and how can I challenge my band?
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Stories By Caroline Bullock BBC Stories 20 December 2017 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-42344052 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel David Shutts was a high-achiever - a naval commander who became a champion of British business - until he … [Read more...] about How do you get work when your cancer won’t go away?
20 Read comments Monday, 22 October 2018 - Business by Duncan Foulkes - Business editor [email protected] How do we realistically increase the size of the island’s working population? That was one of the questions posed at the second of the Topical Talks series of roundtables held at Isle of Man Newspapers and sponsored by Manx Telecom. Shane Magee, chairman of estate agents Chrystals, posed this question and added that it seems many businesses are struggling to find staff to replace those who have moved on, never mind trying to expand their operations.The panel also pondered the question: ’Some positions are work permit-exempt. Has this made a difference in attracting staff here in real terms?And Janna Horsthuis, managing director Robinsons, wondered about opening up the relocation fee for the hospitality and catering sector.Chairman Richard Butt, editor of Isle of Man Newspapers, thought it would be a good idea for Mark Lewin, chief … [Read more...] about How do we increase the size of the working population?
It started with an estate agent listing: a two-bedroom bungalow for sale in west Wales, with sea views and planning permission for an extension. It was just a short walk to the “beautiful seaside town of Borth” and the schools and transport links were, as ever, “excellent”. The asking price: £650,000. Dean Tweedy still remembers travelling from his home in Kent for the viewing with his wife, Tracy. It was a sunny day and the drive along the coastal road, over the hill from nearby Aberystwyth, had already seduced a couple looking for a fresh start. “We could see there was a lot of work to do, but we had taken on rundown properties before,” Dean says, more than a year after moving to Wales. “We were prepared for all of that. We just weren’t prepared for the lynx escape.” The Tweedys had bought more than a modest house by the sea. They had bought a zoo. Borth Animalarium – now Borth Wild Animal Kingdom – opened in the … [Read more...] about ‘How do you catch a lynx?’: when buying a zoo goes horribly wrong
There have been several reports in the past year of foreign work permit holders being deported due to minor administrative errors, often beyond their control, an issue The Local has covered extensively. We asked the Swedish parties: How do you want to make it easier for international talent to come to and stay in Sweden? Click here to read more questions and answers that matter to YOU. The Social Democrat Party "We're seeing a great need for a good supply of talent. People with special skills today have the opportunity to work in Sweden. We believe that labour immigrants should be entitled to compensation in certain cases when a work permit is revoked. Labour immigrants should not be unfairly impacted when the employer makes a mistake. We want order in the labour market." The Social Democrats are Sweden's biggest party and part of the centre-left coalition government. Photo: Tomas Oneborg/SvD/TT The Moderate Party "We need to take a holistic approach to labour immigration. First, … [Read more...] about Election Q&A: How do you want to make it easier for foreign talent to come to Sweden?