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17 July 2015

Delays to phase two of the Care Act 2014

The government delayed implementing legislation to reform social care funding – initially until April 2020 and then, in 2017, indefinitely.

30 October 2015

Transforming Care – building the right support

A national plan set targets to reduce inpatient provision of care for people with learning disabilities and autism.

25 November 2015

Autumn 2015 spending review

The chancellor announced a Better Care Fund boost, a new adult social care precept and that the government remained committed to the Dilnot reforms.


Devolution outside Greater Manchester

Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of the NHS, expressed doubts about the spread of devolution outside of Manchester.

28 January 2016

Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016

The Act facilitated health devolution, by enabling the devolution of public body functions to local authorities and combined authorities.

1 April 2016

National Living Wage (NLW)

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

2016 UK EU membership referendum

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.