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LGA survey: £250 million a year lost through business tax avoidance

Business rates avoidance is costing local services an estimated £250 million a year.

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LGA responds to Local Government Finance Settlement

Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the provisional Local Government Finance Settlement.

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Queen's Speech: LGA responds to business rates announcements

“The newly announced retail discounts will provide support for high street businesses and pubs, but it is crucial that in line with normal government practice, councils are fully funded for this loss of extremely important income."

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LGA responds to High Court business rates ruling

“Today’s ruling is good news for councils and the local services our communities rely on across the country."

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LGA responds to Citizens Advice council tax report

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Resources Board, responds to the report by Citizens Advice on council tax collection practices.

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LGA responds to Select Committee report on business rates system

“With councils facing extra cost pressures of at least £2.5 billion a year, the next Government needs to commit to moving forward with vital business rates reforms and the LGA looks forward to working with the Government to make this happen.”

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LGA responds to PWLB rate rise

“This 1 per cent PWLB rate increase could cost councils an extra £70 million a year for borrowing to be undertaken in the next year."

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LGA responds to Money Advice Trust report on use of bailiffs

“Anyone having trouble paying their council bills should get in touch with their local authority for financial help and advice.”

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LGA responds to Government Spending Round

“We are delighted that today’s Spending Round has delivered a funding package of more than £3.5 billion for our vital local services next year."

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LGA responds to HCLG Committee report on local government finance

“The Committee is right to recognise our call for securing the sustainability of local services to be the Government’s top priority."