London Borough of Barnet

Council tax and benefits news

Council Tax Support consultation

Published on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Barnet Council is carrying out a supplementary consultation into options for changes to Council Tax Support (CTS) in the borough.

Council Tax single person discount review

Published on Tuesday 2 September 2014

Barnet Council is carrying out a review of all council tax claims for the 25 per cent single person discount to guard against fraud.

Council Tax Support consultation launched

Published on Friday 15 August 2014

Barnet Council has launched a consultation to seek residents’ views on the amount of Council Tax Support (CTS) it provides people on low incomes from April 2015.

One lucky Barnet resident could win £25,000

Published on Monday 24 March 2014

Barnet Council has teamed up with Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs), the not-for-profit organisation behind Direct Debit, to offer council tax payers a chance to win £25,000.

Community entrepreneurs showcase the fruits of innovation funding

Published on Thursday 14 November 2013

A group of Barnet residents has seen first hand the community initiatives they chose to fund as part of the Big Society Innovation Bank Showcase Day.

Barnet Council proposes a one per cent council tax cut for coming financial year

Published on Tuesday 5 November 2013

Barnet Council also confirms commitment to pay London Living wage to lowest paid council employees.

Big Society Innovation Bank gives funding boost to five community projects

Published on Tuesday 5 November 2013

Community-minded residents have been handed a slice of a £600,000 fund set up by Barnet Council to help kick start local projects.

Council Tax Single Person Discount Review

Published on Thursday 17 October 2013

Barnet Council is carrying out a review of all council tax claims for the 25% single person discount to guard against fraud.

Innovative residents invited to bid for slice of Big Society Innovation Bank funding

Published on Tuesday 4 June 2013

Bids are being invited for a scheme which aims to unlock the passion and energy of residents and the voluntary sector.

Don’t ignore your post, council urges

Published on Friday 22 March 2013

Barnet Council is writing to residents reminding them of changes to Council Tax and the benefits system which could affect them.

Barnet Council has confirmed council tax freeze for two more years

Published on Wednesday 6 March 2013

A full meeting of Barnet Council (5 March 2013) has confirmed a freeze in council tax for the coming two years.

Community projects receive Innovation Bank backing

Published on Thursday 28 February 2013

Barnet Council’s Cabinet Resources Committee has approved the award of almost £220,000 of Big Society Innovation Bank grants to help kick-start 13 local projects.

Innovation Bank youth business project to be launched

Published on Wednesday 13 February 2013

A Barnet Big Society Innovation Bank funded project aimed at helping young entrepreneurs develop their business ideas is to be officially launched.

Council tax set to be frozen for fourth year running

Published on Thursday 8 November 2012

Barnet Council’s Cabinet last night agreed to budget proposals which would see council tax frozen for the fourth year in a row.

Barnet Council: efficiency savings mean no rise in council tax , but further cuts predicted for 2015

Published on Wednesday 31 October 2012

Barnet Council is predicting further cuts in local government funding when the government announces its spending plans beyond 2015.

Final week of consultation on Council Tax Support scheme

Published on Tuesday 16 October 2012

Residents have one week left to comment on a range of options for Barnet Council’s new Council Tax Support Scheme.

Benefit cheat with two homes jailed following council investigation

Published on Tuesday 25 September 2012

A mother of two who illegally claimed more than £74,000 in benefits despite owning two homes has been jailed after admitting carrying out the deception.

Council Tax Benefit will end in March 2013

Published on Tuesday 11 September 2012

Find out how it will affect you and learn about the new support scheme.

Council launches major consultation on new Council Tax Support scheme

Published on Thursday 2 August 2012

Residents’ views are being sought by Barnet Council on a range of options for a new Council Tax Support Scheme.

Innovation Bank funding paves the way for medical response service

Published on Friday 13 July 2012

A project to set up a ‘blue light’ emergency medical response service manned by off duty doctors and police officers is set to be launched thanks to funding from Barnet Council.

Residents encouraged to bid for second round of Big Society funding

Published on Monday 18 June 2012

Community minded residents are being given another chance to bid for a financial help in kick-starting local projects.

Cabinet Member for Housing calls for tougher penalties to tackle tenancy fraud

Published on Wednesday 13 June 2012

Barnet Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Tom Davey, has written to government minister Grant Shapps MP to highlight the issue of tenancy fraud.

Council tax freeze announced for fourth year running

Published on Monday 20 February 2012

Barnet Council’s Cabinet tonight agreed to a council tax freeze for a fourth year running.