Monthly Archives: January 2017

Surrey County Council plans 15% council tax hike

Surrey County Council wants to raise its Council Tax by 15% in the next financial year. The proposal will be tabled at the annual budget-setting meeting on 7 February. Any Council Tax increase of more than 2% must be put to residents to vote. So if this is agreed, a referendum will take place on […]

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Tackling homelessness locally – our response

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council recently consulted on its proposed new Homelessness Strategy. The Council’s review highlights two underlying problems that are making homelessness worse in Reigate and Banstead: increased termination of private rented tenancies, and rising rent prices and a persistent lack of affordable homes. We responded, welcoming the measures set out in their […]

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