Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Government must raise taxes to plug £3.6bn social care funding shortfall, councils say

Government must raise taxes to plug £3.6bn social care funding shortfall, councils say Tax rises are urgently needed to plug a yawning hole in funding the care of the elderly and adults with disabilities and must be put forward by government in its delayed social care green paper, councils have said.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has drawn up its own blueprint for reforming the sector and says that income tax or national insurance increases should be urgently considered.

Successive governments have kicked the issue of funding the rising cost of care in the UK “into the long grass”, but after eight years of austerity and cuts to council budgets, the LGA says the issues is at crisis point. The Independent

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