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Council hands police file on £1m pay-outs

A file relating to allegedly unlawful exit payments to managers at Northumberland CC has been handed to police.

Call for council tax overhaul

Work should begin now on the ‘long-overdue’ revaluation of all domestic properties in England to bolster local government finance, a think-tank has argued.

Council set to halve sick pay

Southend Council is planning to halve the amount of sick pay given to staff in a move Unison has described as ‘callous’.

Finance settlement set for £500m boost

The Local Government Finance Settlement is to expected to be boosted by £500m, following pressure from sector lobbying and MPs.

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