Council tax benefit

Jake Berry has written to BBC director of news Helen Boaden to complain about the corporation's coverage of council tax benefit cuts. Picture: Getty

Shapps aide delivers next blow in BBC cuts row

Eric Pickles has been at war with the BBC over the way it reports council cuts for a while now.…

Peers have defeated the government on an amendment to the Local Government Finance Bill. Picture: Getty

Government defeated on ‘poll tax mark two’

The government suffered an awkward defeat in the House of Lords this afternoon on its changes to council tax benefit.…