Local Government Association publishes its own green paper on social care

The government’s decision to delay its green paper on social care to the autumn has prompted the LGA to produce its own green paper. The paper sets out options for improving the system and suggests that radical measures are now needed to address the social care crisis.

Options explored in the paper include

  • Increasing income tax for taxpayers of all ages
  • Increasing national insurance
  • A Social Care Premium
  • Means testing universal benefits
  • Allowing councils to increase council tax

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