Council Tax
Council Tax is the system of local taxation used in England, Scotland and Wales to part fund the services provided by local government in each country. It was introduced in 1993 by the Local Governmen...
Housing Benefit
Housing Benefit is a means tested social security benefit in the UK that is intended to help meet housing costs for rented accommodation. It is the second biggest cost for the taxpayer, totalling £23....
Housing Benefit - Wikipedia
Local government in England
The pattern of local government in England is complex, with the distribution of functions varying according to the local arrangements. Legislation concerning local government in England is decided by ...
Local government in England - Wikipedia
Local government in Wales
For local government purposes, Wales has since 1 April 1996 been divided into 22 single-tier principal areas. The elected councils of these areas are responsible for the provision of all local governm...
Local government in Wales - Wikipedia
Local government in Scotland
Local government in Scotland is organised through 32 unitary authorities designated as Councils which consist of councillors elected every four years by registered voters in each of the council areas....
Business rates in Scotland
Business rates is the commonly used name of Non-Domestic Rates in Scotland, a tax on occupation of non-domestic property. Rates are a property tax used to fund local services that dates back to the Po...
Historic counties of Wales
The historic counties of Wales are sub-divisions of Wales. They were used for various functions for several hundred years, but have been largely superseded by contemporary sub-national divisions, som...
Historic counties of Wales - Wikipedia
Rates (tax)
Rates are a type of property tax system in the United Kingdom, and in places with systems deriving from the British one, the proceeds of which are used to fund local government. Some other countries ...
Community council
A community council is a public representative body in Great Britain. In England they may be statutory parish councils by another name, under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act ...
List of community council areas in Scotland
This is a list of community council areas established in each of the council areas of Scotland.Scottish community councils date from 1976, when they were established by district council and islands co...
List of community council areas in Scotland - Wikipedia
Political make-up of local councils in the United Kingdom
This is a list of the political make-up of principal local and regional authorities, commonly known as local councils, in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, following the May 20...
Political make-up of local councils in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia
History of local government in Scotland
History of local government in Scotland is an account of the history of local government in Scotland.
The history of Scottish local government mainly surrounds the creation and governance of the c...
2009 structural changes to local government in England
Structural changes to local government in England were effected on 1 April 2009, whereby a number of new unitary authorities were created in parts of the country which previously operated a 'two-tier'...
2009 structural changes to local government in England - Wikipedia
Elected mayors in the United Kingdom
Directly elected mayors are local government executive leaders who have been directly elected by the people who live in a local authority area. The first such political post was the Mayor of London, c...
Elected mayors in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia
Cabinet-style council
In England, local authorities are required to adopt one of three types of executive arrangements, which govern how decisions will be made within the council. Before the adoption of the Localism Act 20...
History of local government in England
The history of local government in England is one of gradual change and evolution since the Middle Ages. England has never possessed a formal written constitution, with the result that modern administ...
History of local government in England - Wikipedia
Parish councils in England
A parish council is a civil local authority found in England and is the lowest, or first, tier of local government. They are elected corporate bodies, have variable tax raising powers, and are respons...
Civil parishes in England
In England, a civil parish is a territorial designation which is the lowest tier of local government below districts and counties, or their combined form, the unitary authority. It is an administrativ...
Civil parishes in England - Wikipedia
Local Housing Allowance
Local Housing Allowance (LHA) was introduced on 7 April 2008 to provide Housing Benefit entitlement for tenants renting private sector accommodation in England, Scotland and Wales. The LHA system intr...
History of local government in Wales
The history of local government Wales in a recognisably modern form emerged during the late 19th century.
From 1889 to 1974, counties made up of administrative counties and county boroughs were us...
History of local government in Wales - Wikipedia
Preserved counties of Wales
The preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for the ceremonial purposes of lieutenancy and shrievalty. They are based on the counties created by the Local Government Act 1972 a...
Preserved counties of Wales - Wikipedia
Business rates in England and Wales
Business rates is the commonly used name of non-domestic rates, a tax on the occupation of non-domestic property. Rates are a property tax with ancient roots that was formerly used to fund local serv...
Business rates in England and Wales - Wikipedia