The heads of three Commons committees have urged the prime minister to find a “political consensus” on funding social care in England before 2020.They say a cross-party review is the best method of finding a “sustainable way” to fund rising social care costs.The MPs say agreement must be found quickly if it is to be reflected in the next spending round.The government says adult social care will receive an extra £900m funding over the next two years.The Local Government Association estimates there will be a £2.6bn funding gap in providing adult social care in England by 2020 – because of pressures from an ageing population, inflation and the cost of paying the National Living Wage.What’s the cost of care in your area?Care: The alternative optionsHow the care system works across the UKThe government announced in December it would allow councils to raise council tax further to pay for social care – by up to 6% over two years, rather than three. But a letter signed by Clive Betts, chairman of the Communities and Local Government committee, Public Accounts Committee chairman Meg Hillier and her Health Committee counterpart Dr Sarah Wollaston says a long-term solution can only be found if there… Read full this story
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