LGC suggests some movement on the funding of adult social care although its not apparent how this will play out. Maybe a "winter of discontent" in the adult social care and in particular the NHS may lead to funding changes in spring 2017.
Philip Hammond has said discussions are ongoing in the government over social care funding, after defending his decision not to act in the autumn statement to alleviate immediate pressures on the system.Speaking in the Commons debate that followed his autumn statement yesterday, the chancellor said councils must manage the “envelope of resource” they are given. But he added that concerns raised by local government over current funding arrangements would continue to be discussed with his cabinet colleagues. Following sharp criticism from Labour MPs, Mr Hammond said the better care fund would deliver £1.5bn a year by the end of this parliament and the council tax social care precept would provide a further £2bn