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Liberal Democrats launch manifesto to cut waste, create jobs and save Sheffield libraries

Sheffield Liberal Democrats have launched their manifesto for the 2014 local elections with a campaign to save sixteen threatened libraries. Under plans agreed by Labour-run Sheffield City Council as many as sixteen community libraries could close across the city. The proposals have proved controversial for Labour leaders of the Council who have faced criticism for […]

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Call for action on £31 million in uncollected Council Tax

Sheffield City Council has faced fresh pressure to stamp down on unpaid Council Tax as they set their annual budget this week. In November, opposition Liberal Democrats discovered that the Labour-run Council had run up debts of £31 million in unpaid council tax bills, some of which dated back to 1999/2000. However in the three […]

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Clegg celebrates £30m to fund Sheffield’s Council Tax freeze

Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, has revealed that over £30m is being provided to Sheffield City Council in order to freeze local Council Tax bills since the Coalition Government came to power. So far the Council has received £21.6m to freeze Council Tax for the last three years. Bills are set to […]

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Lib Dems back early Christmas present with ‘festive freeze’

Local Liberal Democrats are calling on Sheffield City Council to deliver local taxpayers an early Christmas present by backing a Council Tax freeze. The Coalition Government confirmed yesterday that Sheffield City Council will receive funding equivalent to a 1% rise if Council Tax is frozen for a fourth successive year. Government-funded freezes over the last […]

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Sheffield Council mounts £31,000,000 debt in unpaid Council Tax

Sheffield Council mounts £31,000,000 debt in unpaid Council Tax

Sheffield City Council has run up debts of £31 million in unpaid council tax bills, some of which date back to 1999/2000. Despite promises to get tough, it appears the Council’s threats have proved empty as the total debt has increased by more than £4 million over two years. Local campaigners, fighting to save threatened […]

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