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Councils and care providers say tax rise 'not enough'

In this week's Spending Review, the Chancellor George Osborne set out plans to allow local authorities in England to add 2% to council tax, to help with social care.

Funding the ever-increasing cost of providing care for people in old age or with disabilities is something local councils and government have long been wrestling with.

The rise could bring in up to £2bn more to pay for adult social care.

But many care providers and councils are warning it will not be enough.

Alison Holt reports.

  • 27 Nov 2015
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