Laing’s analysis shows councils’ fee increases will barely match inflation

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Councils across the UK have given care homes for older people an average three per cent fee increase in 2008/9 according to the Annual Survey of UK Local Authority Baseline Fee Rates 2008/9, published by Laing & Buisson’s Community Care Market News.

However, the full ‘headline’ increases may not flow through to care homes as increasing numbers of councils look set to impose quality banding criteria, sometimes based on their interpretation of the Commission for Social Care Inspection’s (CSCI) star ratings system which became effec

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