West Dunbartonshire’s huge hike in care costs –

 

TAXES on disabled people have risen faster in West Dunbartonshire than anywhere else in Scotland.

The local authority has increased its care tax rate by 150 per cent since 2008 – which has sparked criticism from Learning Disability Alliance Scotland.

In a recent newsletter, the organisation stated: “It may be that councils feel they have to do this because of the council tax freeze but is it fair?”

Eight local councils have hiked their care tax rate over the past three years, with some of the most vulnerable people in the community being hit directly in the pocket. A flat rate charge of £20 per week in West Dunbartonshire was replaced by a maximum charge of £50 per week in December.

West Dunbartonshire’s huge hike in care costs – Lennox Herald

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