Social Services: Finance

Treasury written question – answered on 19th November 2018.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the announcement of additional funding for social care in 2019-20 in Budget 2018, how his Department calculated the adequacy of that funding in order to meet the immediate needs of local authorities and social care providers; and what the source of that additional funding is.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The government recognises the social care sector faces short term pressures, which is why Autumn Budget 2018 announced an additional £650 million for councils in 2019/20 for social care. This is additional funding sourced from the Exchequer.

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