NAO warning over Care Act cash shortfall

By Heather Jameson | 10 June 2015

Councils are at risk of a funding shortfall for the Care Act as the Government may have underestimated demand and cost, according o the National Audit Office (NAO). 

Despite good progress so far, and 99% of authorities confident they would implement the Care Act, the watchdog warned there may not be enough money, and cash-strapped councils could struggle to plug the gap in the event of a shortfall. 

 

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