Sector Dismay to Chancellor’s Budget “Social care the Loser Once Again”

Contact UsSocial care providers have warned that a lack of extra funding for the sector in today’s budget will undermine efforts to help the NHS.

The provider organisation The Independent Care Group (ICG) had urged the Chancellor to improve funding to ease the crisis in the care of older and vulnerable adults.

But social care was not even mentioned when Jeremy Hunt delivered his budget this afternoon, leaving carers dismayed.

There was no support offered for social care was in the Spring Budget as chancellor Jeremy Hunt concentrated on tax cuts and providing more money for the NHS.

Measures announced included a 2p cut in National Insurance and a £3.4 billion fully funded NHS productivity plan focused on digital transformation, but there was no new money for social care.

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