Why councils should get a share of the government’s NHS “birthday present”

Using some of the £20.5bn to fund social care would help save the health service money.

Every day, a new story emerges about the spiralling financial crisis in local government. If it isn’t a new council announcing mammoth cuts to simply stay afloat, it’s new data revealing how a vital local service is facing meltdown. The government, however, seems uninterested. Extra funding is going in only one direction – towards the NHS in the form of the £20.5bn “birthday present” announced by the Prime Minister in June.

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2018-09-14 17:38
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