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National standards, local risks

A report by the Institute of Fiscal Studies finds that council spending on social care across England fell by 11% in real terms between 2009/10 and 2015/16.

The analysis of local authority spending identified the greatest cuts falling in the north of England and in urban areas. It also found that cuts were larger, on average, in areas that spend more on adult social care, had high assessed spending needs, and were more dependent on government grants.