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Press release
The COVID-19 crisis has hit employment and incomes across the UK, which in turn has affected some households’ ability to pay major bills such as council tax. As a result, councils expect to collect £1.3 billion less council tax in 2020–21 than they forecast before the COVID-19 crisis. The ...
Newspaper article
The politics may make sense. The economics less so. Earnings in general have had a terrible decade. People in the public sector have fared worse. The average teacher earns 9 per cent less, after accounting for inflation, than in 2010.