No-deal Brexit report reveals worst case damage to social care sector

The government has released documents relating to its ‘Operation Yellowhammer’ preparations for a no-deal Brexit, which warn of potential damage to the adult social care sector. Details from the report were leaked to The Times last month, and now opposition MPs have forced the government to release five pages, which confirm that an already “fragile” social care market could face an immediate rise in costs in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The ‘Reasonable Worst Case Planning Assumptions’ report warns that an increase in inflation following EU exit would “significantly impact” adult social care providers due to increasing staff and supply costs and may lead to provider failure.

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