Under the Spending Review, councils now have the power to collect a 2% surcharge to put towards the cost of adult social care.
The Chancellor George Osborne says this could raise up to £2 billion but those in the care industry say that is not enough to keep them in business.
George Osborne has managed to get what he wanted - less generous welfare payments and a clear incentive to encourage people back into work.
After the shadow chancellor's stunt, Labour's Chuka Umunna tells ITV News: "I generally don't quote Communist leaders."
By 2020 millions of students who got a loan post-2012 will be paying more money back quicker.