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Social Services: Finance

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN HL7174, tabled on 23 April 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that work to be progressed under the Social Care Green Paper, and parallel work on working age adults, feeds into the Fair Funding Review of councils’ relative needs and plans for 75 per cent business rates retention.

Answered on

3 May 2018

In developing the Social Care Green Paper, the Government is taking the time needed to debate the many complex issues and listen to the perspectives of experts and care users, in order to build consensus around reforms which can succeed. The Green Paper will inevitably cover a range of issues that are common to all adults with care and support needs. We are also committed to making sure that any issues relating to social care that are only relevant for adults of working age are identified.

MHCLG Ministers and officials have close working relationships with DHSC Ministers and officials leading on the Green Paper, and both departments are jointly leading our work on working-age care. The emerging impacts of both areas of work will be considered when taking forward the review of local authorities’ relative needs and resources and increased business rates retention.