Local Government: Expenditure

(asked on 27th October 2021) - View Source

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much of the £4.8 billion increase in local government spending announced in the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 is available in each of the next three years; and whether those amounts include funds from the National Insurance levy.


Answered by
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Kemi Badenoch
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (jointly with Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
This question was answered on 1st November 2021

In his spending review announcement on 27 October 2021, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced around £1.6 billion additional LGDEL funding for each year of the Spending Review for social care and other services.

This is in addition to the £5.4 billion announced on 7 September to support reforms for adult social care. This includes £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 a further £1.8 billion to institute major improvements across the social care system in England, including at least £500 million investment in the workforce. Further details will be announced later this year in the Adult Social Care Reform White Paper.

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