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Surrey government Tax

Financial crisis worsens at County Hall as Tories ask Surrey residents to pay more for less

Liberal Democrats on Surrey County Council (SCC) have criticised the Conservative-administration for budget proposals containing £54m of further cuts to services and a 6% council tax rise. The budget recommendations are due be approved by the County Council on Tuesday 6th February. Liberal Democrats are concerned that a rise of nearly 6% is “unaffordable for many Surrey […]

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Representation

European Accounts signed off

Despite what many Eurosceptics will be peddling, the EU accounts have been signed off by the European Court of Auditors for the eighth year in a row. This clean bill of health puts to bed outlandish claims to the contrary Want more detail?  Both the revenue side and administrative expenditure are free from significant errors. […]

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Environment Leisure Safety

Vandals Flooding

Weybridge Vandal’s grounds were severely flooded and the borough hardship fund came to the rescue. The borough continues support for flood victims.  Local businesses, community organisations and residents across Elmbridge have been receiving support from the borough to help with the damage caused by the flooding earlier this year. The borough is continuing to offer […]

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Business

Europe set to have cap on credit card fees

The European lower house (European parliament) voted this month to cap credit card fees to 0.3% and debit card fees to 0.2% of the transaction value (or 6p if lower). These caps would apply across Europe. Research has shown that a cap in fees could provide retailers with nearly £5 billion in savings and lead […]

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Environment Housing

Green Homes

You do not have to build a straw bale home to make your life greener and save money on heating bills because throughout Surrey on 17 and 18 May 2014, inspirational eco-home owners are opening their doors to members of the public, to show how they have made their homes cheaper to heat and more […]

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Environment Housing Safety

Repair and Renew Grant

If your home was internally damaged by flooding between 1 December 2013 and 31 March 2014 you can apply for up to £5,000 to better protect your home against flooding.  This grant is administered by Surrey and is now available.  Applications can be submitted up to 30 September 2014.

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