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Croydon is in a right Pickles and it is easy to work out why

Thurrock, Warrington, Nottingham, Slough, Liverpool, Sandwell… Croydon is far from alone among basket-case boroughs. ANDREW FISHER traces the common cause back to Whitehall Pay more, get less. That seems to have been the message from many councils across the country … Continue reading

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The Budget: We’re worse off under Tories, says Tory council

In the same week that Gideon Osborne delivered his condescending “Beer and Bingo” Budget, Croydon Council has delivered official leaflets to all households in the south London borough which underlines quite how much worse off we all are under the … Continue reading

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Croydon’s £40m Council Tax arrears make headlines again

Croydon’s Conservative-run council’s failure to collect more than £40 million-worth of Council Tax made it on to the pages of the Daily Wail and The Stun at the weekend, something which, with local elections coming, will have done nothing for … Continue reading

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