The crucial point here is to note the difference between what ministers say and what they do.
Care services for elderly and disabled people in England are “at breaking point” and planned council tax rises are not enough to cover the growing costs, local authorities are warning.
Nine out of 10 councils say they expect to increase bills by 2% from April to boost social care funding.
But the Local Government Association says rising demand and the new National Living Wage will absorb most of the cash.
Ministers insist supporting those most in need is an absolute priority.
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