“Older People’s Discount” on council tax is shelved

Hillingdon Council has discontinued the Older People’s Discount on Council Tax with the passing of the 2021/22 budget last month. The Older People’s Discount (ODP), eligible to people over 65, granted a small discount on Council Tax. More significantly, the ODP kept tax rates frozen at the 2006 rate. Households already on the scheme will

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Anxious Wait for Local Businesses

Local businesses are anxious that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, otherwise known as furlough, could be coming to an end. Scott Balcony, owner of local business Balcony Shirts, in Windsor Street, Uxbridge, voiced concern that furlough would end before business went back to normal saying: “We’ve got people on furlough, when that comes to an

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