Personal Income

Treasury written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of James Wild James Wild Conservative, North West Norfolk

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse is of increasing the Minimum Income Guarantee for people receiving local authority social care other than in a care home in line with inflation in the financial year 2020-2021.

Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

HM Treasury has not made an assessment of the cost to the public purse of this proposal. It is for Local Authorities to set Minimum Income Guarantee rates in their area, subject to nationally mandated floors. At the 2019 Spending Round we gave LAs access to up to an additional £1.5bn for social care, on top of existing grants.

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