Mar 5, 2021

Budget 2021: Four things that critics say were missing

Sunak didn't mention it in the Budget so that won't happen and the scheme will be withdrawn as planned at the end of March. "The Budget is an insult to older people needing care, and their families," she added. The day after the Budget, parliament's Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee launched an enquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on adult social care, conceding that the problems in the sector aren't simply a consequence of the pandemic. "We have seen year-on-year the demand on services increasing, while local authority budgets have been stretched more and more," said committee chair Clive Betts MP. "Unless the funding of social care is resolved there will continue to be more cuts to other council services." "The silence on social care funding proposals in the Budget was deeply disappointing," said Steven Cameron, director at pension firm Aegon.

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