Norfolk County Council consultation on 2% social care levy

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Council tax could be increasing by an additional two per cent next year to pay for social care.

Norfolk County Council is running a consultation on whether people would be willing to pay more. This two per cent increase would be on top of the 1.99 per cent rise the council is already considering.

Chancellor George Osborne announced powers for councils to impose a two per cent levy to pay for adult social care during his autumn statement, which was announced on Wednesday.

Dan Roper, deputy leader, said: “The Chancellor has recognised there are fundamental problems nationally in funding social care.

“With this in mind it is disappointing that no long term solutions or additional funding have been offered by central government.

“It is clear that austerity is not over for local councils and very difficult decisions will still have to be made.”

For more information on this go to the county council’s website.