Social care spending rises by £556m

By Dan Peters | 25 October 2017

Spending by councils on social care rose by £556m in 2016/17 to £17.5bn - the first time it has risen in real terms since 2009/10, new figures have shown.

However, the increase masks vast differences among individual councils, with 10 local authorities reporting cash terms increases of more than 10%, four of which reported rises of more than 20%.

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