Registered On: July 20, 2015
I’m pleased the social care budget is finally being addressed because successive governments of either political persuasion have spoke about sorting it out but never have. It’s not without its faults and families will still have to find £86,000 before the benefit kicks in, this will still involve a lot of properties being sold to fund this figure but at least it’s a start.
Why couldn’t the money be raised through council tax rises and let local authorities delegate the necessary funds to the areas in their own patch that need this funding? Just a thought.
I still have a real beef with the likes of Branson,Musk and Bezoz not paying their fair share whilst throwing billions at pet projects like space travel to get even more headlines. I think ordinary folk deserve a better deal but it has to come from somewhere.
Iron-awe—-I think that your suggestion of putting these increases onto Council Tax is not a fair way of funding the NHS and Care costs, speaking for myself (simply because I cannot see anyone else doing it). There is only myself living alone, except my little dog and wee parrot, and my total income is my state pension, I never worked long enough with one company to enroll in any other company pensions, so I am paying £1,500 per year, which leaves me with about £8,000 for payment of electric, gas, water, food + cleaning, sport entertainment, house and car insurances, MOT, servicing of car, Christmas and Birthday presents for 9 gand kids, eight sons or daughter in laws, which takes up the £8,000, so in my opinion a small tax increase for people with full time jobs is a more fair way. This is my own view of the situation but still admire your suggestion.
At the end of the day, if these people just had the free jabs, this bloody virus might just drop down to managable levels.