Rise in spending on social services

Councils in England spent 7 per cent more on
social services in 2000-1 than the previous year, according to
statistics from the Department of Health.

During this period, councils spent £13bn
on social services. The majority was spent on services for older
people – 46 per cent, while 22 per cent of the total went to
children and families services.

The money spent on social services doubled
over the 10 years from 1990-1, according to the Statistical

– Copies of the bulletin are available from dh@prolog.uk.com  

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