This article is an interesting take on the social care funding crisis. It will in part with funded with tax rises for the self- employed. Whilst everyone should contribute to funding public services , let's hope its not those working in low paid jobs in the care system who inadvertently are caught by this. Also £1bilion seems a lot on average its £6.6m per council and given some are overspending on adult social care budgets by £10m plus then whilst a £billion is welcome it will need to be sustained into the future.
Philip Hammond will announce tax rises in his Budget on Wednesday as he battens down the Brexit hatches with a tight fiscal package intended to protect the country from “unexpected challenges” ahead.The chancellor denounced calls for him to open the spending taps in response to recent good economic news as “reckless”. He will instead announce limited tax rises to pay for extra spending on social care and business rate relief . Higher-than-expected growth and strong receipts will be banked to allow him to boost his £27bn Brexit contingency fund.The chancellor has been forced to find about £1bn to tackle short-term pressure in the social care system and is also expected to find money to help small companies faced with big increases in business rates.