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News
PCC – “Police coping well, but local community policing needs a boost” 

22 Jan 18

STAFFORDSHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner confirmed today he is to ask local people to pay more towards policing across the county.


Local news
Oxfam calls for action on poverty gap during World Economic Forum 

22 Jan 18

A new report by the charity Oxfam shows that 42 people own as much wealth as poorer half of the world.


News
West Midland Mayor’s £10 a year council tax rise plan is rejected 

19 Jan 18

Labour cabinet members snub it in protest over Government funding cuts…


News
West Midland Mayor’s £10 a year council tax rise plan is rejected 

19 Jan 18

Labour cabinet members snub it in protest over Government funding cuts…


FixMyStreet
Mountain of stinking filthy rubbish, 18th January 

18 Jan 18

And today it’s even worse.


FixMyStreet
Abandoned vehicle, 17th January 

17 Jan 18

Police log 1032 15/01/2018

Blue Ford Focus registration SA04 NLK

Front end damage, abandoned, locked and secure.


Business
Wear protective clothing or workwear? Don’t forget to reclaim tax. 

17 Jan 18

Do your employees wear uniform or protective clothing to work? If they do and it is their responsibility to wash or repair or replace.


News
Council tax to rise in county 

17 Jan 18

South Staffordshire Council chiefs want to levy a £5 increase from April and then again in 2019/20 while they intend to increase it by nearly two per cent (1…


Blog comment
Tax Free Childcare Scheme Now Available to Parents of Under 9s 

16 Jan 18

In April 2017, HM Revenue and Customs started rolling out Tax-Free Childcare, which helps working parents with the cost of childcare with up to £2,000 of support per child per year, or £4,000 for disabled children.


News
West Midlands mayor loses first vote on extra £12 on council tax bill 

16 Jan 18

Coventry’s council leader introduced an amendment at the vote…


Blog social media
social capital, comms people and coffee cups 

16 Jan 18

A project to look at social capital has been started by the CIPR.


Blog feature
Rebranding of Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust 

15 Jan 18

Did you know Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust has rebranded as Ibstock Enovert Trust? This change is taking place because the company which donates the landfill tax credits distributed by the Trust, Cory Environmental Resource Management Limited, has…


Business
NEW BRAND AND WEBSITE FOR MIM PATRON 

15 Jan 18

One of the UK’s leading RD tax experts,
specialising in securing tax savings for engineering and manufacturing
businesses has launched it new brand and website.


News
EDITOR’S COMMENT: West Midlands mayor office is costing us in council tax 

11 Jan 18

EDITOR’S COMMENT from this week’s Solihull Observer newspaper.


News
How spending on adult social care has gone down – despite council tax hikes 

10 Jan 18

New analysis shows that Walsall and Solihull councils are in a national top 20 of councils that have seen spending on adult care fall…


News
How spending on adult social care has gone down – despite council tax hikes 

10 Jan 18

New analysis shows that Walsall and Solihull councils are in a national top 20 of councils that have seen spending on adult care fall…


News
How spending on adult social care has gone down – despite council tax hikes 

10 Jan 18

New analysis shows that Walsall and Solihull councils are in a national top 20 of councils that have seen spending on adult care fall…


FixMyStreet
Blue Vauxhall Astra – flat tire, been there 7 months, 10th January 

10 Jan 18

This blue vauxhall astra vehicle has been parked here for over 7 months of me moving into the area, it has a flat driver side front tire and hasn’t moved.


News
Revealed: Exactly how much you will be made to pay the West Midlands mayor 

5 Jan 18

An extra charge will be added to your council tax bill by Andy Street…


News
West Midlands mayor wants increase in council tax to afford budget 

5 Jan 18

WEST Midlands taxpayers will have to pay extra council tax to fund the proposed mayoral budget.


News
Revealed: West Midlands mayor will add charge to your council tax bill 

5 Jan 18

Andy Street has told the Telegraph he will ask you to pay to boost his budget…


Rugby
Mayor Andy Street adds £12 to West Midlands council tax bills 

5 Jan 18

Council tax bills set to increase by at least 97-a-year in Birmingham as new mayor adds to increases from city council and police…


News
Mayor Andy Street adds £12 to West Midlands council tax bills 

5 Jan 18

Council tax bills set to increase by at least 97-a-year in Birmingham as new mayor adds to increases from city council and police…


FixMyStreet
Vehicle abandoned on pavement, 3rd January 

3 Jan 18

Vehicle abandoned on pavement – BlueJaguar (No Tax, No MOT) on corner of Witton Lane and Witton Road outside Aston Hotel Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 353 Witton Road, Aston Report on FixMyStreet…


Business
Review of 2017 – December: Council tax rise, Commonwealth Games and 42-storey apartment tower 

3 Jan 18

Our Review of the Year ends with the news in December that council tax in Birmingham was set to add 70 to the average family bill and track cycling at the 2022 Commonwealth Games would be taking place in London…