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One in ten councils have cut adult social care spending by more than a quarter

| Press Release

Across England as a whole, spending by councils on social care per adult resident fell by 11% in real-terms between 2009–10 and 2015–16. Published figures suggest around six-in-seven councils made at least some cut to their social care spending per adult resident, and one-in-ten made cuts of more than a quarter.

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A ‘double lock’ on the state pension would still be a bad idea

| Observations

You might have a different set of objectives when choosing how to uprate the state pension, and different objectives could lead to different choices. But whatever your objectives, neither the triple lock nor the double lock is the right answer.

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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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