Tag: council tax

Middleton councillor caught up in Council Tax controversy

Cllr Kim Groves, who represents Middleton Park ward on Leeds City Council, has been caught up in a controversy between the Yorkshire Evening Post and Leeds City Council. The newspaper had submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) about councillors not paying their Council Tax. The Council

Resident Permit scheme for recycling sites

From 1 April 2015, only Leeds residents will be able to use the city’s eight recycling centres, including Holmewell Road in Middleton. Following similar moves by neighbouring authorities, Leeds City Council is introducing permits so that only people living in Leeds can use the Leeds facilities. Waste disposal costs are

South of the River – Where the cold winds of austerity blow

The cold winds of austerity are beginning to bite. April is just around the corner and with it comes the Bedroom Tax and further cuts to the Council’s budget. The there are big changes being made to the benefit system. In October “Universal Credit” will shake up the entire benefits

Council budget discussions include allotment charges and golf course future

On Friday the Council’s Executive Board meets to consider the Council’s budget for the coming year. Buried in the detail are clues about what will happen to allotment charges and the future of golf courses and bowling greens. The budget report includes comments from the Council’s Scrutiny Boards that in

Hilary Benn MP says families will be hit by council tax benefit cut and bedroom tax

New figures released by Leeds City Council show that an estimated 41,000 Leeds households will be affected by Government cuts to council tax benefit and the introduction of the Government’s bedroom tax. Government cuts to council tax, and the introduction of the controversial ‘spare bedroom tax’, will see 41,000 households