Futures Forum: The future of our care services: councils increasing tax to fund adult social care
Indeed, Surrey was about to increase tax quite considerably:
Tory-led Surrey County Council announce referendum on 15 per cent council tax hike
However, it looks as though that's not going to happen now:
Breaking: the government’s panicking about social care. Leaked texts seem to show they’ve done a behind-the-scenes deal to give people in Surrey more money to care for older and vulnerable people.
READ: The Leaked Surrey Text Messages in Full - Guido Fawkes Guido Fawkes
Surrey Council was planning to hold a vote on whether to raise council tax to fund social care. A Conservative council admitting that the government's lack of funding forced them into this made headlines. Now it looks like the government's panicked and given them cash - in exchange for calling off the vote.
Question is, if Surrey gets more social care funding, why not the rest of us?
Social Care Funding - 38 Degrees
Theresa May denies 'sweetheart deal' to kill off 15% Surrey council tax hike after Jeremy Corbyn ambushes PM with leaked texts - Telegraph
Theresa May accused of doing 'sweetheart deal' with Tory Surrey council to stop embarrassing tax rise | The Independent
Jeremy Corbyn accuses May of sweetheart deal with Surrey council | Society | The Guardian