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Written Question
Agency Social Workers
2 Mar 2017

Questioner: Margaret Beckett

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the cost to local authorities of agency social workers.

Answer (Marcus Jones)

Local authorities receive funds through local taxes, fees and charges, as well as through central government. Local authorities are best placed to take decisions on spend for social care based on local priorities. In response to calls for further funding to tackle the immediate pressures, the Local Government Finance Settlement increased the dedicated funding available for social care through increased flexibility around the social care precept and with a new dedicated £240 million Adult Social Care Support Grant in 2017 to 2018, distributed according to relative need.


Written Question
Agency Social Workers
1 Mar 2017

Questioner: Margaret Beckett

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which regions have used regional memoranda of understanding in order to manage the cost of agency social workers.

Answer (Marcus Jones)

This information is not held by the department.