TAX: Will we ever see benefit?

As a homeowner, I am in absolute disbelief at the council putting up council tax above the rate of inflation to pay for adult care.

Monday, 6th March 2017, 6:05 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:41 am

It always charged my parents for anything to do with care when they got old.

I got a letter asking when I could sell their house once they had gone into a home with Alzheimer’s. I was even told they were not entitled to a social worker as they were self-funding.

I do not see why homeowners should pay for a service they will not receive when they get old.

I believe the council will just turn its back on them, as it did my parents.

I fear councillors will just give themselves another inflation-busting pay rise or spend the money on another rusting crane.

Colin Lynch

Whitley Bay