EY comment: Details on social care consultation would have provided much needed certainty

21 June 2017

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Helen Sunderland, Health and Social Care Lead for EY, comments on the Queen’s Speech:

“Today’s announcement of a consultation will be welcomed but, for a sector which is experiencing significant sustainability and funding pressures, further details would have provided much needed certainty.

“Understanding the detail and implications of the pre-election pledges, across all elements of social care, is needed sooner rather than later to allow local government and health to assess the impact on how they currently work.

“The sector still has many unanswered questions such as the value of the funding cap, how it will be monitored, variation of costs and liabilities in a market-linked floor, and how care providers can be incentivised to innovate given the strong focus on price.”