Omicron outbreak

The local response

Care services dominate spending

Children’s and adult social care services could fail to support everyone they need to, despite making up nearly two-thirds of councils’ total spending, because of rising demand, increasing costs and inadequate funding. 

More funding for councils

Councils will receive new government grant funding totalling £4.8 billion over the next three years, courtesy of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s recent Spending Review and Budget announcements.