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IR35 - A LABOUR PARTY TAX HANGOVER

IR35 was introduced in 2000 by Dawn Primillo and Gordon Brown, designed to stop unfair off-payroll tax avoidance; for example media presenters paying themselves a minimum salary of say £12,000 a year then drawing down dividends and paying 19% corporation tax on the hundreds of...

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Concern over lack of democratic process in planning

Several parish councils from across the Cotswolds have expressed concern about a new planning protocol which was implemented by Cotswold District Council in November 2020. Before the planning rules were changed, any resident or parish council could request (via their elected d...

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Cotswolds Annual Flood Forum

Cotswolds Annual Flood Forum Virtual meeting via Livestream (via Zoom for Representative Officials) 5 March 2021, 10:30-12:00   Attendees: Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP (GCB) David Fowles Joe Baker – Gloucestershire County Council, Strategic Flood Risk Management Officer James...

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CDC BUDGET APPROVED DESPITE STRONG OPPOSITION FROM LOCAL TORIES ABOUT LEVELS OF DEBT

Cotswold District Council approved their 2021-22 budget, despite strong opposition from the opposition Conservative party. The Council agreed to put up council tax by 3.73%, the maximum increase without having to hold a referendum. CLLR RICHARD MORGAN, LEADER OF THE COTSWOLD ...

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LIB DEM CIRENCESTER TOWN COUNCIL RAISE COUNCIL TAX BY 7% TO COVER SELF-AWARDED MEMBER ALLOWANCES AND EXPENSES INCREASE

At a recent full council budget meeting, the Lib Dem controlled Cirencester Town Council agreed to increase their share of council tax by 6.8% on the back of a 7.8% rise in the Town’s share of council tax last year.

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