Full steam ahead for Station Street improvements

Full steam ahead for Station Street improvements

A scheme to create a new public space outside Nottingham Station is progressing so well that the first half can be opened to the public before Christmas and the second stage of improvements can start in the New Year. Station Street in Nottingham city centre is currently being transformed from what was a traffic-choked side […]

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Government shifts burden of funding council services to local taxpayers

Government shifts burden of funding council services to local taxpayers

Council Tax and Business Rates payers in Nottingham are set to shoulder an increasing burden of funding local services. This is because of more Government cuts and changes to how public services are funded, with the Chancellor announcing that councils are expected to increase Council Tax by a further 2% to pay for social care. […]

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Pay to Stay rents plan will bring more poverty says City Council

Pay to Stay rents plan will bring more poverty says City  Council

Plans to make ‘higher earning’ families pay more for their council homes could lead to more rent arrears, more evictions and families doing without basic living essentials, Nottingham City Council has warned. The Government proposals Pay to Stay: Fairer Rent in Social Housing could mean that households with an annual income of more than £30,000 […]

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Transformation of Nottingham’s Broadmarsh area will create 3,000 jobs

Transformation of Nottingham’s Broadmarsh area will create 3,000 jobs

Nottingham City Council is today (Tuesday 1 December) unveiling wide-ranging plans to dramatically transform and regenerate the Broadmarsh area of Nottingham city centre. The proposals are expected to boost the local economy by over £1billion a year, create nearly 3,000 jobs for local people and attract an extra three million people a year to the […]

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Robin Hood Energy undercuts competitors with new pay-as-you-go tariff

Robin Hood Energy undercuts competitors with new pay-as-you-go tariff

In anticipation of the start of a colder snap, the country’s first local authority-owned, licensed energy supplier, Robin Hood Energy, has launched a new prepayment tariff, Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG). PAYG is one of the cheapest prepayment tariffs available on the market today. It is £77.65 cheaper than British Gas’s cheapest dual fuel medium user tariff and […]

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City Council Deputy Leader reacts to Chancellor’s autumn statement

City Council Deputy Leader reacts to Chancellor’s autumn statement

The Chancellor’s autumn statement pulls even more funding from councils, undermining their ability to provide vital local services. That’s the reaction of the City Council’s Deputy Leader Councillor Graham Chapman to George Osborne’s Comprehensive Spending Review. Councillor Chapman said that the review had serious implications for looking after the increasing numbers of elderly and disabled […]

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