Potential sleep-in costs put pressure on local services

Lord Porter, chairman, Local Government Association

Extra cash raised by councils to pay for social care services will be ‘wiped out’ by the cost of paying for the government’s National Living Wage and back-pay liabilities for sleep-in carers, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned. All local authorities can increase council tax by up to 2.99% in 2018/19 to fund local…

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