Government publishes social care funding formula
Following significant work by the LGA and other organisations over the last year, on Wednesday, the Government announced a package of new funding for adult social care, worth £2 billion over three years.
90 per cent of the new funding is being allocated using the improved Better Care Fund method and 10 per cent using the relative needs formula for adult social care. Our analysis indicates that the Government has used its chosen methodology consistently for all local authorities.
We will be circulating a technical explanatory note to our member authorities shortly which will set out answers to most frequently asked questions.
13 March 2017