IFS research claims councils need billions more in funding

By Heather Jameson | 10 November 2019

Councils will need billions of extra pounds worth of funding in the next parliament if they are to meet the rising cost of adult social care, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has calculated.

Figures released today show councils will be at least 20% below 2009-10 levels

According to IFS calculations, if council tax was raised by inflation (2%) annually, councils will need an extra £4bn a year by the end of the parliament to maintain current levels of adult care service, rising to £18bn a year by the mid 2030s.

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