Government admits councils spending 75% of budgets on adult social care

By Paul Marinko | 12 December 2023

A Government minister has admitted around three quarters of council budgets are now being spent on adult social care and this was ‘not a good situation’.

Asked by Lord Forsyth of Drumlean during parliamentary questions what percentage of councils’ expenditure was now being spent on social care, health and social care minister Lord Markham said local authorities were on average spending around 74-75% on the function.

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