17 July 2015
The government delayed implementing legislation to reform social care funding – initially until April 2020 and then, in 2017, indefinitely.
30 October 2015
A national plan set targets to reduce inpatient provision of care for people with learning disabilities and autism.
25 November 2015
The chancellor announced a Better Care Fund boost, a new adult social care precept and that the government remained committed to the Dilnot reforms.
Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of the NHS, expressed doubts about the spread of devolution outside of Manchester.
28 January 2016
The Act facilitated health devolution, by enabling the devolution of public body functions to local authorities and combined authorities.
1 April 2016
The introduction of a new NLW for workers aged 25+, set at £7.20, raised concerns about the additional cost pressure on adult social care.
23 June 2016
In a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU, a majority voted to leave the EU. Arguments relating to the NHS were prominent during the referendum campaign.
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