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LGA calls for national tax rises to pay for adult social care

LGA calls for national tax rises to pay for adult social care

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called upon the government’s Green Paper to make the case for national tax rises to pay for social care.

Extra council tax will fail to plug social care funding gap, LGA warns

Extra council tax income in 2018/19 will fail to protect under pressure social care services, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

NHS winter crisis should prompt fully funded social care, says LGA

The winter health crisis should incentivise the Government to fully fund social care, council leaders have argued.

Councils given greater flexibility to meet social care costs

Local authorities have been granted the right to raise council tax by up to 5.99% next year in a bid to tackle the social care funding crisis.

Councils warn of further cuts to elderly care funding

Central government funding for care of the elderly will be cut in half over the next two years, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

Tories to scrap social care cap

Health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price has told MPs the Government plans to scrap a £72,500 cap on social care costs.

Almost two-thirds of council tax to go on social care by 2020

Almost 60p in every £1 of council taxes will be spent on social care by 2020, according to new analysis.

Social care ‘on the brink’, health charities warn

Three health charities have urged the Government to address the critical state of health and social care ahead of the Autumn Budget.

Social care system “broken and underfunded”, says LGA

The social care system is “broken and underfunded”, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said in response to damning new research.

 ‘Residential revolution’ needed for elderly, says LGA

A ‘residential revolution’ is needed to house England’s ageing population, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).
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