Social Services: Finance

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 29th January 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their planned increase in expenditure in the 2020/21 financial year, at 2019/20 prices, on (1) adult, and (2) children's, social care.

Photo of Viscount Younger of Leckie Viscount Younger of Leckie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

It is for local authorities to determine their spending on social care. The Government is providing councils with access to an additional £1.5 billion for adults and children’s social care in 2020/21. This includes an additional £1 billion of grant funding for adult and children’s social care, on top of maintaining £2.5 billion of existing social care grants. The Government has proposed a 2 per cent precept that will enable councils to access a further £500 million for adult social care specifically.

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