Large disparities in councils’ social care spending finds IFS

Social care spending by councils in England dropped by 11% in real terms between 2009/10 and 2015/16, according to new analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). The largest fall in average spending was in London (18%) and metropolitan districts covering urban areas such as Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Tyneside, which accounted for 16%….

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