Attendance Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 21st June 2016.

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Photo of Baroness King of Bow Baroness King of Bow Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish details of their plans to devolve responsibility for Attendance Allowance to local authorities.

Photo of Baroness Altmann Baroness Altmann The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Government has announced that by the end of the Parliament local government will retain 100% of local business rates and new responsibilities will be devolved alongside this. As part of this, the government will consider giving councils in England more responsibility to support older people with care needs. Any change would not affect existing Attendance Allowance claimants, and any new responsibilities would be matched by the transfer of equivalent spending power. The Government intends to consult on this in due course.

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