Karen Buck – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Communities and Local Government

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Karen Buck on 2016-02-01.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the change was in real terms expenditure on social care (a) overall and (b) per 1,000 head of population aged 65 or over in each local authority between 2010 and 2015.

Mr Marcus Jones

Expenditure on adult social care, in 2010-11 (adjusted to real terms) and 2014-15 (the latest year for which figures are available), for each local authority in England, is attached.

It is not possible, from the data available, to dis-aggregate adult social care expenditure for the age range requested.

Due to differences in definition and changes to the responsibility of service provision between the NHS and local government, it is not possible to compare figures for 2010-11 with 2014-15. In particular, prior to the introduction of the Public Health Grant, elements of public health expenditure may have been classified as adult social care expenditure within the relevant statistical returns.