Local Government

South Cambridgeshire District Council named one of worst offenders in credit card fee racket

Lib Dems in South Cambs are demanding that the council immediately ceases its practice of charging people who want to pay bills by credit card a fee of 2.5% which has been exposed in a report in The Times. The Treasury

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The SCDC Local Development Plan – How Councillors Voted

The debate, if one can call it that, that took place on 13th March 2014 on the proposed draft local development plan ended in a vote that was closer than most people expected. I have already given you a flavour of what occurred in a previous article. The voting was recorded and following is the […]

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Bedroom tax forcing social housing tenants into rent arrears, debt and potential eviction

The much talked about and hated bedroom tax has hit the headlines yet again. This time, the claim is that the bedroom tax has resulted in more than 50,000 people falling behind with their rent, leaving them facing eviction from their homes.   This figure was revealed by the campaign group False Economy, after it […]

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Local Authority seeks new independent person to help keep standards high

At the end of March 2013, South Cambridgeshire District Council announced that it was inviting applications from impartial and dedicated people to step forward to help the Council keep standards high.   The Council is looking for a new ‘Independent Person’ to assist in promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct amongst its elected Members […]

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Public Sector lags behind in use of Social Media

Dismissed as a fad in its infancy, there seems no doubting now that social media is here to stay, says a recent headline on the Sustainable Gov website. The article is repeated in its entirety here. The current leading lights of social media, Facebook and Twitter, are seen as indispensible tools by millions of users […]

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