Wales 9 March 2019 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/uk-wales-47486734 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Councils have had to make "incredibly difficult decisions" to balance the books in setting their budgets and council tax, a senior leader has … [Read more...] about How much is your council tax going up?
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Council tax is to go up in Plymouth by just over £70 for Band D homes from April. The total bill for Band D including fire and police costs will be £1,813.14 - up by just over 4 per cent. That’s the figure after the city council set its spending for the next financial year at just under £187m. The council’s share of the bill for Band homes D will go up by £43.96 to 1,514.34 - the maximum rise allowed of 2.99 per cent. Labour councillors criticised Government austerity cuts which have seen Plymouth lose £749m in a decade, while it now faces increased demand for services including big rises in the cost of adult and children's social care. The leader of the Labour-run authority Tudor Evans said years of cuts had pushed councils close to breaking point. Cllr Evans warned that there could be worse to come for Plymouth under Conservative plans to change the way councils are funded. He said measures out for consultation could see more cuts for urban … [Read more...] about How much your council tax is going up by and when
Council tax is set to rise again in Crawley. Crawley Borough Council’s element of council tax is proposed to increase by 2.49 per cent. A council spokesman said: “Crawley Borough Council’s Cabinet has proposed a balanced budget for 2019/20, protecting frontline services, continuing to invest in the town and improving the council’s efficiency.”The budget was debated by the Cabinet on Wednesday (February 6). Members unanimously recommended approval of the budget to Full Council on February 20 .Crawley will face a 89.7 per cent cut in revenue support from the Government over the next year. The reduction in funding since 2016/17 is £1.72m, said the council.The spokesman said: “Despite this, the council has identified additional income, efficiencies and savings of £1.26m, meaning that the council’s element of council tax is set to rise by just 2.49 per cent, the equivalent of only 9p per week for a band D property.”West Sussex … [Read more...] about How much is your council tax set to rise in Crawley?
A string of new laws will come into force in 2019, affecting everything from taxes to overtaking cyclists. There is some good news on pay for many, with a rise in the minimum wage coming into effect. And the law is also changing on drone use - although too late to stop this month's Gatwick travel chaos. Drivers will also see changes, with stringent new rules on overtaking of cyclists on Britain's bustling roads. With many other new laws still to come, the Manchester Evening News has found 16 which are set to impact all our lives in the coming year. Drone laws New rules on drones will come into effect in 2019 - but not until November. It will be llegal to fly one weighing over 250g without registering with the Civil Aviation Authority and passing online safety tests. Aviation minister Baroness Sugg said: "Whilst we want this industry to innovate and grow, we need to protect planes, helicopters and their passengers from the increasing numbers of drones in our skies. "These new laws will … [Read more...] about All the new laws for 2019 and how they will impact you
0 Post a comment Tuesday, 18 December 2018 - Local People by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] The Police and Crime Commissioner for south Wales, Alun Michael, has responded to the recent Police Grant settlement. He said: “I welcome that the settlement announced has partially lifted a significant financial threat which could have a major and damaging impact on South Wales Police. The Treasury has realised its responsibility to fund a £4m police pensions ‘black hole’ in the next financial year. However, we still have no long-term commitment from the Government to address the pensions issue, a cost of £4m in 2019/20 rising to £10m the following year and the year after. This cannot and should not be funded from existing police budgets.We also have another unanswered question over the funding of police training and how the costs of the new training framework are going to be met.The … [Read more...] about South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner responds to Police Grant settlement announcement