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.”