Merger cost alarms ECCA

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

In response to a report that the intended merger of the Commission for Social Care Inspection with the Healthcare Commission and the Mental Health Act Commission will cost £300m, the English Community Care Association (ECCA) has said the Government should look carefully at the cost-effectiveness of merging the three regulators.

ECCA chief executive Martin Green said the sector was facing severe financial pressures with an ever increasing cost base and local authorities holding fees to low levels.

“The Government needs to look carefully at the enormous cost of the regulatory merger,” said Mr Green.

“Quite frankly, we need more money in the services and less in the system.”

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