public spending

Spending on health and social care over the next 50 years: why think long term?

Report that analyses the factors that influence the demand for health and social care, taking a long-term perspective. It shows that pressures to increase spending on health and social care will result in these services consuming an increasing proportion of gross domestic product.

The exact proportion will depend on how quickly the economy itself grows, and on the choices made about the levels of taxation, government borrowing and public spending priorities.

Social care in Northern Ireland: a better future for us all

Report prepared on behalf of Independent Health and Care Providers (IHCP) by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in September 2011 to inform the IHCP consultation response to the Review of the Provision of Health and Social Care Services, announced by the Health Minister in June 2011.

Smart cuts? Public spending on children's social care

This report tracks the rise in spending on children’s social care over the last decade in England and Wales, highlights how it is predicted to fall in 2011–12, and projects how this downward trend might develop in future years.

Finally, it estimates how spending reductions (particularly in early intervention) might affect the overall demand for and cost of children’s services over the medium term.

Mitigating risks for Scotland's communities

Research project that considers how the mitigation of risk of adverse outcomes for disadvantaged communities can be addressed.

Scottish spending review 2011 and draft budget 2012-13

Scotland's spending plans from 2012-13 to 2014-15 together with the draft Scottish budget 2012-13 for consultation with the Scottish Parliament and the people of Scotland.