Letter: Steep increase on council tax bill for social care

Shocked at social care increase.
Shocked at social care increase.

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