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Usual Maximum Price and Inflation Policy

Our consultation on the Usual Maximum Price and Inflation Policy closed on Monday 12 March 2018.

The Maximum Usual Price and Inflation policy builds on the engagement already undertaken. The policy sets out the Council's approach, in a clear and transparent way, on what we would usually expect to pay for different types of social care provision.

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The policy covers:

  • What we will pay for different types of service provision and the methodology that has been used to calculate this
  • Our approach for delivering the Council’s commitment to paying the Living Wage Foundation Rate to social care providers to make sure front line staff are paid a fair wage
  • Our approach to inflationary uplifts
  • The timeline for implementation across the different areas of the social care market for both new and existing social care clients

View the Usual Maximum Price and Inflation Policy*

*Please note the prices in Table 1 of this policy, relating to residential care, residential dementia, and Residential Nursing Dementia, have been amended.