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Council approves financial plans allowing greater focus on adult social care

25 February 2021
Thurrock Council has set a balanced budget for the next year, meaning that services residents use and depend on are budgeted for until the end of March 2022.
An increase in council tax of 1.99% and a 3% increase on the adult social care precept have been approved to help ensure that social care and services to help those hit hardest by the adult-centric, once-in-a-hundred year, health crisis, are protected.

Increased focus on social care thanks to future financial plans

12 February 2021
Thurrock Council's Cabinet has proposed an increase in Council Tax to help ensure that social care and services to help those hit hardest by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic are protected.
The current proposals are for an increase of 1.99% on Council Tax and a 3% increase on the Adult Social Care precept.
Cllr Shane Hebb, Cabinet member for finance, said: "The increase we are proposing to put before full Council later this month amounts to 99p a week for 70% of the borough’s households; and of that 67p will go directly to providing adult social care.