Calls for local small businesses support ahead of Small Business Saturday

Local opposition councillors have set out the Lib Dems’ five point plan to help small businesses ahead of Small Business Saturday (December 5). Measures they would like to see include fines for big suppliers who fail to pay up on time and improving broadband access.

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£30m council bill backlog may cause hardship for local small businesses according to the Lib Dems

Labour-run Haringey Council has been criticised after a £30m bill backlog was revealed. The cash had been due to be paid to businesses and suppliers of the council but payments were delayed after a new IT payment system was introduced in December 2014.

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Labour should consider council tax rise to save adult social services

The Government announced on Wednesday that councils can raise council tax by 2% and that the money raised would be ring-fenced to adult social care.

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Councillors oppose police cuts and call for residents’ support

The Metropolitan Police is considering scrapping all 1000 Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) working in neighbourhoods across London, including Haringey.

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Government plans council house sell-off despite 7546 families waiting for a home in Haringey

In just five years 149 council homes in Haringey could be sold-off under government plans to pay for the Right-to-Buy scheme for housing associations.

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Labour council to spend up to £1.7m on 16 IT temps

Haringey’s Labour-run council is due to spend nearly £2m on 16 temporary IT staff (Full Time Equivalent). The figures were disclosed in a report discussed at a Haringey Cabinet meeting on 20th October at the Civic Centre in Wood Green.

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Tax credit changes will hammer thousands of families in Haringey

14,300 families in Haringey will lose out under plans recently announced by the Conservative Government to cut tax credits.

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