Council tax and benefits news
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.
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.
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.
Published on Tuesday 5 November 2013
Barnet Council also confirms commitment to pay London Living wage to lowest paid council employees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published on Tuesday 11 September 2012
Find out how it will affect you and learn about the new 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.
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.
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.
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.
Published on Monday 20 February 2012
Barnet Council’s Cabinet tonight agreed to a council tax freeze for a fourth year running.