Govt misses fifth social care paper deadline

25 months since stated intention to publish

Hannah Godfrey
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Philip Hammond promised in March 2017 that green paper would be published that year

The government has missed its fifth deadline for its much-awaited social care green paper after it first revealed its intention to publish the report more than two years ago.  In the March 2017 spring budget, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond pledged £2bn extra for social care and confirmed a green paper on social care funding would be published later that year.  Later in 2017, the then-first secretary of state Damian Green announced the paper would be published by summer 2018. Having missed that target, it has now been 25 months since Hammond first stated the government's in...

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