Most would pay more tax for elderly

Sixty per cent of the public would be willing
to pay more tax to finance community care services for older
people, according to a National Opinion Poll commissioned by
Community Care.

Thirty per cent said they would be unwilling
to pay more and just 2 per cent said they did not know.

Just over half (51 per cent) of 25-34
year-olds, compared with 73 per cent of 45-54 year olds, said yes
to contributing more tax.

People aged 15 and over were asked whether
they would be willing to pay more tax, following claims by councils
that they need extra funds in order to provide adequate community
care for older people.

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