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Spending Review provides more detail on social care funding…..

In the recent Spending Review the Chancellor has confirmed that the £5.4 billion of additional funding for social care over the next 3 years will include £3.6 billion to reform the social care charging system and enable all local authorities to move towards paying providers a fair rate for care.

The government is also providing councils with the flexibility to increase the adult social care precept, charged through Council Tax, by a further 1% per year.


This means core spending power for local authorities is estimated to increase by an average of 3% in real terms each year, including investment in social care reform. This is the largest and most sustained increase in core funding for local authorities in over a decade but there remain significant concerns that this will not be enough to fund the changes required.

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