Thursday 26th November 2015, 08:30 (for a 09:00 start) – 10:30; Committee Room G, House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW

An Age UK and ILC-UK debate

The Spending Review, published on 25th November 2015 set out the Governments plans to deliver additional departmental savings with a view to eliminating Britain’s deficit by 2019-2020.

Government Departments were asked to model the impact of real term spending cuts of between 25% and 40%. At the same time some Departments had already been given an assurance that their spending will be protected. The Government has committed to invest in both the NHS and defence whilst also continuing to protect spending on education and foreign aid.

Because of the scale of cuts planned and the fact that some Departmental spending is protected, other Departments face significant funding cuts.

This event took place the morning after the Spending Review had been announced. Participants were  asked to consider:

  • How will the spending review impact on the future provision of adult social care?
  • How has long term funding for later life been impacted by the spending review?
  • Following the spending review, what are the priorities for policy action for the next year?

Ben Franklin, Head of Economics of an Ageing Society at ILC-UK responded to the Spending Review, and outlined its potential implications for the social care system, and the future of the State.

Please see below for his presentation.