Letter: Steep increase on council tax bill for social care

Shocked at social care increase.
Shocked at social care increase.
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The North Yorkshire County Council and Scarborough Borough Council council tax demands for the 2017/18 year started this week.

I, like many people when the letter comes through the post, just have a quick glance and chuck it into the draw with the rest.

This year, however, I was stopped in my tracks and may I say not having any qualifications in maths, I was taken back by the amount taken to pay for the new tax Adult Social Care to North Yorkshire County Council.

Last year when it started I paid the sum of £17.11 for the said tax and this year according to my council tax demand the Adult Social Care had risen by 2% that should have made my payment approximately £17.45 for the year 2017/18.

The tax demand shows in fact the payment has risen to £34.91.

J Large

Shire Croft, Scarborough