CIPFA responds to the Local Government Finance Settlement 2018/19:


Rob Whiteman, CIPFA Chief Executive, said: 

“CIPFA welcomes the recognition in the Local Government Finance Settlement of the strains being felt by councils responsible for social care. The Secretary of State has found an additional £150m for adult social care, and while it is not a material sum in the grand scheme of things, any extra relief will be welcome to councils struggling with service demands. However we must not forget there is a less well rehearsed but mounting concern over the ballooning costs of social care for children and people with learning disabilities which remain unaddressed.

“Northamptonshire being subject now to a section 114 notice is a timely reminder that the current review of local government public funding is taking place at a critical time and should be used to find a solution which ensures that vital public services are protected with sufficient funding according to local needs.”


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