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Social Services: Finance

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 58335, tabled on 19 December 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his oral contribution of 15 December 2016, Official Report, columns 976-9, on the local government finance settlement, what methodology his Department plans to use to determine relative need when awarding the adult social care support grant in 2017-18.

Answered on

9 January 2017

The 2017-18 Adult Social Care Support Grant that was announced alongside the provisional local government finance settlement and will be allocated according to the Adult Social Care Relative Needs Formula.

The distribution of this grant for each council with adult social care responsibilities is set out in the Core Spending Power supporting tables published as part of the department's announcement of the provisional local government finance settlement. These tables are available on the department's website and can be accessed via the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/577770/Core_Spending_Power_Supporting_Information.xlsx

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