Philip Davies, the MP for Shipley, said: “The first priority for the Government should be to look after the old, vulnerable and disabled people in our country.”We’ve got an absolutely desperate need and people in this country are really suffering because of the lack of social care. “Its unjustifiable to ask people to pay more tax while we are giving money away in overseas aid, particularly when so much of it gets wasted. I believe its an absolute scandal and charity should begin at home.”His colleague Peter Bone added: “Most people would think it was better to spend money in this country looking after the frail and elderly. “I would think 85 per cent of the nation would support taking money from the foreign aid budget and using it for social care. I think it is ludicrous to say we can’t pay the money when we can find lots of money going on overseas projects the EU determines.” The UK’s foreign aid budget is over £12billion and the Government expects to raise around £382million through the social care precept added to council tax bills in 2016/17.But Downing Street raised concerns on Monday that some councils are not doing enough to deliver social care efficiently and warned money is not the only answer.A spokeswoman for the Prime Minister said that while many councils are providing good social care services within existing budgets, many are failing. But MPs and campaigners are warning that any additional costs on families are unfair and have called on the Government to invest more money into social care without forcing tax payers to stump up over £120 more. Its unjustifiable to ask people to pay more tax while we are giving money away in overseas aid, particularly when so much of it gets wastedPhilip Davies, MP for Shipley The worst 10 per cent of councils take 20 times longer to discharge patients from hospital into care than the top 10 per cent and warned that over half of all so-called delayed discharges are in just 20 local authorities, she said.The spokeswoman added: “This isn’t just about funding, it is about how we deliver an effective and efficient social care system.”We do think there is a significant variation in how well councils manage social care services.”Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, denied reports that he was pushing for a rise in the social care precept in his Autumn Statement.He said that the Government is listening to the “cacophony” of concerns raised by local authorities about care funding.He said: “We recognise that the substantial increase in funding that social care will receive over this Parliament is back-loaded. We recognise local authorities are challenged to deal with that profile.”It is also clear that money alone is not the issue. It’s about effective co-operation and collaboration between the NHS and social services.” George Osborne introduced the preceptCredit:Ben Stansall /AFP / Getty I think it is ludicrous to say we can’t pay the money when we can find lots of money going on overseas projects the EU determinesPeter Bone, MP Philip Hammond denied that he pushed for a rise in the social care precept in the Autumn StatementCredit:Jane Barlow /PA Millions of people could face council tax rises of almost £80 next year to help plug the social care gap, prompting growing calls by Conservative MPs for the foreign aid budget to be spent on pensioners in the UK instead. The Telegraph understands that ministers are working on plans to allow local councils in England to collect two bumper social care payments rather than spread the tax hikes evenly over the next three years. Councils are currently allowed to raise bills by up to 1.99 per cent to cover the cost of general services and up to 2 per cent each year to pay for social care under a new precept introduced by George Osborne. But a new plan to deliver an immediate cash injection could allow councils to collect the six per cent increase due between now and 2020 over two years, as long as they do not collect further payments in the third year. It means some families could be forced to pay five per cent extra next year, around £76 on the average band D property, and the same again in 2018/19 then just two per cent extra in the following years. Ministers are understood to support the plan as a short-term fix because it is cost-neutral over the long term.Some councils may choose not to increase the tax by as much as five per cent as it is up to them whether to charge extra, although most have said they plan to. On average, bills have risen by around three per cent in recent years. And there are fears that areas which have the greatest need for extra social care funding will not be able to raise extra money through tax hikes because many local residents are exempt from paying or pay only a small percentage, leading to a postcode lottery.Paul Burstow, the former Care Minister, said the plan to allow councils to hike the precept in the short term was not only a “sticking plaster” at best but would also make matters worse for the social care sector in the long term. “It will entrench disadvantage,” he said.It came as Conservative MPs demanded Ministers look again at the foreign aid budget and consider spending some of the money in the UK on caring for older people. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.