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Government policy on councils’ finances risks inconsistent and insufficient adult social care funding

| Press Release

We find that ongoing reforms to local government finance risk a growing funding gap for adult social care and conflict with efforts to provide consistent and high-quality care services across the country.

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The first Spring Statement: no surprises sprung?

| Observations

Tuesday’s Spring Statement may not contain any new policy measures, but it will contain the latest official economic and fiscal forecasts. These are likely to be for lower borrowing over the next five years than forecast in November. But that shouldn’t be great cause for celebration. The deficit will still be forecast to be much greater than thought just two years ago. Meeting the Government’s commitment to eliminate the deficit by the mid-2020s will remain extremely tough.

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IFS analysis of today’s public finance figures

| Public Finance Press Releases

Today the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury published Public Sector Finances January 2017. We now have details of central government receipts, central government spending, public sector net investment, borrowing and debt for the first ten months of financial year 2016−17.

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