"A typical band D council tax bill of £1,530 this year would rise by £46 next year to fund social care, on top of a discretionary general increase of 2%." this is capitalist Britain's way of funding care for the elderly. A measure that I suspect will prove extremely divisive as it pits the old against the young and middle aged. What is needed a socialist solution to the elderly care crisis which would consist of redistributing wealth . The billions in City banks and hedgefunds could pay for the costs of funding welfare for the elderly rather than forcing workers to pay more taxes.
In the Juche and socialist DPRK, the
people's paradise, there is no taxation but the DPRK provides wonderful
facilities for the elderly such as this rest home