We have a social care crisis in England and raising council tax bills again is being touted as a possible funding solution.

The BBC are reporting today that the prime minister is thinking about allowing local authorities to increase council tax bills to fund the social care system.

The previous Chancellor, George Osborne, previously allowed local councils to raise a 2% precept to go towards social care costs, but it's unclear how much of this money went to its intended recipients.

The social care precept system also creates a postcode lottery, with areas most in need of additional funding likely to get the least from higher council tax bills.

As the social care crisis continues to escalate, we expect to see some difficult questions around funding and who should pay for care.