Critics say there is a ‘postcode lottery’ for grants meant to protect the vulnerable
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Tuesday 12 March 2013
Parents with severely disabled children who are unable to share a room with their siblings are to be exempt from the Government’s under-occupation penalty, or so-called bedroom tax.
Sunday 10 March 2013
Budget cuts mean some local councils have had to dispense with much of their CCTV cover... and that's just fine with some people
Sunday 10 March 2013
As garbage-burning plants proliferate, Britain could end up with too little waste to put in them
Thursday 28 February 2013
Town halls revolt as 40% look to shun Eric Pickles' plan to hold rates
Wednesday 13 February 2013
A quarter of agencies that provide care to people in their own homes do not meet all five national standards of quality and safety, regulators said.
Friday 08 February 2013
Nothing gets people going like house prices. I did a piece elsewhere which pointed out that for the cost of a small family house in Fulham you could now buy a street in Sunderland. That was on Monday. By Wednesday, Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, was demanding that his London Authority should be allowed to collect the hundreds of millions of pounds raised in stamp duty on the sale of expensive homes in the capital. He would then use those funds to finance the building of affordable homes so millions of ordinary Londoners – those already here and others forecast to arrive in the coming decade – would have at least some chance of getting on the housing ladder.
Friday 01 February 2013
The affluent London borough of Kensington and Chelsea is removing litter bins claiming they attract the wrong kind of rubbish
Wednesday 30 January 2013
Reforms leave millions facing bills of up to £600
Monday 21 January 2013
A university lecturer killed herself three weeks after warning council that she could not cope with living next door to a drugs den.
Government urges councils to cut speed limits to 20mph in residential areas and busy town high streets
Friday 18 January 2013
Guidance expected to result in a significant increase in the number of 20mph zones
Thursday 10 January 2013
Members of Parliament believe they deserve a pay hike of one-third – with nearly 70 per cent believing that they are underpaid for the job they do.
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
David Cameron takes his biggest gamble yet as he gets tough on Europe over immigration
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
Scientists ‘incredibly concerned’ for fate of banana as plagues and fungus infections spread across world’s supplies
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