Worcestershire Lib Dems Propose Council Tax Rise
Lib Dems in Worcestershire County Council have stated they believe a council tax rise by three percent from April to help fund necessities such as adult social care.
The council’s Lib Dem group suggested that the added half percent increase on from the Conservatives already proposed two and a half percent rise, will add an additional £1.4 million to go towards the county’s social care services. The county council, as part of the Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget plan, is looking to gain a social care grant of 22 million which the Conservatives would see used entirely on adult social care.
However, the Lib Dem group wish to instead split up the funding between child and adult social care, with a projected extra £500,000 of the funds being put towards support for social workers such as pay increases.
The plan has been praised on Twitter by many Lib Dems including District Councillor for Norton, Rob Hunter, who praised social care workers in a tweet on Wednesday.
Despite this, opposition also came in on Twitter, including Conservative District Councillor for Chardford, Dr Michael Thompson who called Hunter’s praise “good old Corbyn style “it’s time to” platitudes”.