Council tax rises for singletons
COUNCIL Tax Advisors
predicts public outrage at the Local Government Association (LGA),
which is seeking to abolish the 25% Council tax discount given to
single person households.
The LGA, the national voice of local government, works with Councils
to support, promote and improve local authorities. Following
the abolition of Council tax benefits and the creation in its place
of Council Tax Support in April, the number of people struggling
with Council tax arrears has increased.
As reported in The Daily Mail, Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles,
referred to the potential removal of the discount as the 'Bridget
Jones tax'. According to The Daily Mail, more than seven million
people are thought to receive the 25% discount. Abolishing it is
likely to incur the anger of people living alone, who, typically,
would see their Council tax bill increase by an estimated £30 a
month for a Band D property.
Chris Richards, MD and Founder of Council Tax Advisors, says:-
"Taking away the 25% Council tax discount for single occupants
will hit the most disadvantaged parts of Britain hardest. The
cutback of funding in cash terms will be more drastic in areas where
Council tax benefit spending is higher."
Council Tax Advisors recently predicted a 10% rise in the number of
people falling behind with their Council tax as a result of the
elimination of Council Tax Benefits in April 2013. It also believes
that the number of debtors vulnerable to bailiff action will
increase by around 25%. Despite this, the LGA is calling for
Councils to be given full and unconstrained local powers to vary all
Council tax discounts, including the single person's discount.
Labour authorities including Liverpool, Sheffield, Islington and
Exeter are backing the LGA's plan.
Council Tax Advisors helps people with Council tax arrears. Its
staff members take a unique approach and care for their clients with
constant dedication. CTA offers free advice which resolves 60% of
cases in the first instance, diligently and swiftly. A comprehensive
mediation service is also available at a maximum fee of £150.00 to
resolve more difficult situations.
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nursing agency opens new Liverpool office
NORTH West nursing agency
Jane Lewis Health & Social Care has announced a return to Liverpool.
Based in Chester, the health and social care provider has unveiled a
new base in the Corn Exchange, Fenwick Street, to help meet the
growing demand for nurses and carers across Merseyside, including
Knowsley, Sefton and St Helens.
"There's been a significant expansion in our client base and a
stronger demand for our specialist skills in supporting clients of
all ages with acquired brain injuries and other physical and
psychological disabilities. Demands for our core services in
supplying nurses and carers to the NHS, and to private care and
nursing homes, are also showing a marked increase. We ran an office in Liverpool many years ago and
we're proud and delighted with our decision to return. The new
office will enable us to meet the needs of our Merseyside clients
and allow us to expand our reach even further." says Jane Lewis Managing
Director, Nick Hodson.
Jane Lewis Health & Social Care provides flexible staffing solutions
for the nursing, domiciliary care, occupational health and social
care sectors across the North West of England and North Wales.
For more information about Jane Lewis and the services they provide,
GUARANTEES HOT & STEAMY FORECAST FOR JUNE
MARTINI Lounge Burlesque
and Variety Show will return to the Epstein Theatre this June for
their sizzling summer show; and they promise this is going to be
their sauciest show yet! With the April Spring Showcase a raging
success, Millie, Fred Bear and the Martini Lounge team have been
busy putting together a diverse line up consisting of some of the
most exciting burlesque and variety performers around in order to
make Saturday, 22 June 2013, the hottest night on record!
With the award for "Best Burlesque Act" at the London Cabaret
Awards 2013 under her belt, the beautiful Laurie Hagen is at the top
of her game and ready to wow the crowd at the Epstein Theatre with
her dazzling show. With the fabulous Dusty Limits as her mentor from
an early age, this burlesque diva and actress from Brussels was one
of Miss Polly Rae's original Hurly Burly Girls and is set to astound
the Epstein audiences with unrivalled, cheeky panache and her highly
Back by popular demand, the endearingly silly Velma Von Bon Bon
makes a welcome return to the Martini Lounge stage. Since this
peeling perfectionist made her memorable debut at the Martini Lounge
she has set tongues wagging all over the UK with her hilarious and
seductive routines and wide range of characters; all of which have
made her the talk of the burlesque scene. With an organ grinder's
monkey and Scooby doo amongst her repertoire this is a very special
showcase which will see Velma's alter ego Natasha, bring her
brand-spanking new aerial act to the Epstein for the very first
time. This is one act which has to be seen to be believed!
Also back in town is that gorgeous Glaswegian Beau Rocks, a lady who
combines vintage 60s glamour with a heart-warming pinch of girl next
door calamity… but don't let her angelic features fool you as she
has been known to make both men and women blush with a well-timed
wink and bump of her hip! We are excited to announce that TriCity
Vogue will be in action, adding her charming offbeat musical cabaret
to the evening's festivities with her unique catalogue of surprising
tunes and colourful history of romantic misadventures; all brought
together with a sprinkling of her own brand of "cheeky jazz".
The ever impish Fred Bear is once again the evening's host and
promises to keep the audience in check whilst entertaining with his
witty banter and rib-tickling brand of humour and as always
Liverpool's leading Burlesque star Miss Millie Dollar is back in
town. Having effortlessly enchanted audiences internationally with
her own famous routines, Millie can perform anything from
traditional burlesque to the raunchy bump and grind popularised in
the 50's and usually mixes the 2.
Unanimously regarded as the must-see Burlesque and Variety show in
the UK, The Martini Lounge honours the satire and performance art
that evolved since Burlesque's 19th Century beginnings. The audience
is invited to enjoy heart-pounding performances of glitz and glamour
from a by-gone age and a stylish and enchanting night of variety
The Martini Lounge Burlesque and Variety Show
Saturday:- 22 June 2013
Tickets:- £20 pp
Start time:- 8.30 pm
Doors open:- 7.30 pm
The Epstein Theatre
85 Hanover Street
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