Monday, 19 December 2016

Government to allow council tax increases to fund social care

Source MS Society:

Local councils in England are to be allowed to increase council tax to help raise money for social care, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed today.

These new proposals could see some local areas increasing council tax by up to 6% over the next two years.

Councils already have the power to increase it by up to 2% every year to pay for care. This is called the ‘social care precept’.  Read on.