Social care could get boost from council tax rise

Councils in England and Wales could be given power to increase council taxes to fund the social care system, it has been reported.

Since 2010, local councils have suffered more than a 40 per cent reduction in government grants, leaving a social care funding gap that leaves the system vulnerable to ‘topple at any moment’.

Care homes, nursing homes and support provided to people in their own homes are all funded through social care investment which protects the physical and mental health of the elderly and those with disabilities.

Therefore, Prime Minister Theresa May is rumoured to be considering plans to allow councils to increase council tax to fund the social care system, although the government has refused to comment on the reports.

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