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Social Services: Finance

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 119391, tabled on 7 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the estimated annual increase is in funding for local government for social care as a result of the introduction of the new social care tax.

Answered on

15 February 2022

On 7th September we announced £5.4 billion over three years for Adult Social Care, and this investment in adult social care is being funded from the new Health and Social Care Levy. This includes over £3.6 billion to reform the social care charging system and enable all local authorities to move towards paying providers a fair rate for care, and over £1.7 billion to begin major improvements across the care system in England, including at least £500 million investment in the workforce.