Council tax bills rise to pay for social care
Council tax bills could go up by 6 per cent over the next two years in an effort to tackle the crisis in social care. For someone in an average band D property, that means a £90 increase.
Social care funding to rise
Ministers are looking at allowing increases in council tax to pay for social care. The move comes amid warnings that the system is facing a crisis, with hundreds of care homes on the brink of financial ruin.
London Mayor election: FactCheck round-up on Boris v Ken
There have been tears, laughter, and the odd stray F-word. The London mayoral race has been high on emotion and more than usually bad-tempered. Boris Johnson has been slightly more careful with his facts, choosing to deal in aspirations rather than promises. Ken Livingstone has made some extravagant claims which have landed him in hot water. Here’s the verdict from FactCheck HQ on a very irritable election.
Manchester: front line in the cuts blame game
The border between urban Manchester and leafy Trafford has become the front line in a fierce political battle over who’s to blame for cuts to local services. FactCheck gets to work.
Labour dossier: marriage tax breaks, non-doms & council tax freezes
Labour’s dossier on Tory tax and spend gets a thorough going over by FactCheck