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Theresa May to warn social care must wait until 2020 for extra funds, despite pledging £20bn for NHS

Theresa May will anger social care leaders by warning they will have to wait for desperately needed extra money, despite her promise of a £20bn a year bailout for the NHS.

There will be no large cash injection to tackle the care crisis until the “forthcoming spending review”, the prime minister will say – which is not due to kick in until 2020.

Extra money for public health will also be allocated only when all departments are told their spending resources for years beyond 2020, she will confirm in a speech in London on Monday.

The stance will come despite a torrent of criticism of Ms May for giving the NHS the entire amount earmarked for the next five years – despite evidence that failures in social care rebound on the health service.

Philip Hammond, the chancellor, has said he will carry out that full review of departmental funding in 2019, setting out the allocations for 2020 and afterwards.

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