BCF and iBCF – frequently asked questions

These documents set out answers to the most frequently asked questions we have received in relation to planning and delivering the Better Care Fund (BCF) for 2017-19 and is intended to support councils in local discussions and joint working with partners.


The LGA has not endorsed the BCF Planning Requirements. Read our press release

BCF July 2017 Guidance – FAQ (LGA) 
This document sets out:

  • our reasons for withdrawing support for Planning Requirements
  • what this means for councils and their local plans
  • the LGA’s continued involvement in the assurance process, the graduation process and support to local areas.

BCF and iBCF FAQ (LGA) sets out answers to the most frequently asked questions we have received in relation to planning and delivering the Better Care Fund (BCF) for 2017-19 and is intended to support councils in local discussions and joint working with partners. This was last updated on 16 May 2017. We will update this document with further advice and information as we receive it.


Improved Better Care Fund questions and answers (DCLG) - 20 July 2017


BCST Planning Requirement FAQ - 1 August 2017