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The Personal Social Services Expenditure return (PSSEX1) was first collected in 2000-01 by the Department of Health. Since 2004-05 this return has been the responsibility of the Information Centre for health and social care. The PSSEX1 aims to collect the detailed information on Personal Social Services (PSS) expenditure formerly collected by Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) on the RO3 return and the information previously collected on the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Actuals return.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Current Expenditure, trends in expenditure, expenditure by service provision, grants and unit costs

Service strategy, children and family services, old people (aged 65 and over) including older mentally ill, adults aged under 65 with a physical disability or sensory impairment, adults aged under 65 with learning disabilities, adults aged under 65 with mental health needs, asylum seekers, other adult services.

Grants, expenditure, trends, service provision, unit costs
Identifier Variables
GOR, council, LA, unitary authority, metropolitan districts
Economic/Subject Categories
Area of Health System
Social care
Data collecting organization (s)
NHS information centre
Data Type
Coverage (date of field work)
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Unit of Analysis

All councils with Social Services Responsibilities in England

The NHS Information centre
Conditions of Access
Free access