Well, tragically, it appears the rumours earlier this morning about the Nat/Lib Administration basically pressing ahead with the Care and Support tenders - with the associated, and previously published, Direct Payment rates - appear to be 100% true :-(
The report/s for Thursday's special Finance and Resources Committee meeting are now up on CPOL - the main report can be found here, with the appendices here ...
... and despite numerous pages, full of numerous warm-words, the final recommendations are not significantly different from the Council Meeting on the 19th November :-(
I sense the rate of Direct Payment applications may now increase even further in the next couple of days before the 3rd December deadline.
Very, very disappointing ... and clearly those in charge are quite simply not listening :-((