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OPINION: Brexit and Four Seasons

OPINION: Brexit and Four Seasons

As we begin another year, two sets of talks, which will have a major impact on the care world, are set to dominate the headlines in the coming months.
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Maria Mallaband drops ‘after death’ fees following CMA action

Leading care home group Maria Mallaband has dropped its ‘after death’ fees following CMA action.
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Jane Ashcroft signs up for CHP roundtable

Anchor CEO Jane Ashcroft CEO is to be among the panellists in the first of a new series of roundtables hosted by Care Home Professional this year.
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Jeremy Hunt takes on social care portfolio

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has taken on the social care portfolio as part of Theresa May’s Cabinet reshuffle.
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NHS winter crisis should prompt fully funded social care, says LGA

The winter health crisis should incentivise the Government to fully fund social care, council leaders have argued.
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ADASS warns of ‘year of no return’ for social care

Urgent action is required to prevent social care passing the point of no return this year, ADASS has warned.
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Leading Tory calls for social care tax

Leading Tory Sir Nicholas Soames has called for a ring-fenced tax on the over 40s to pay for elderly care.
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Councils given greater flexibility to meet social care costs

Local authorities have been granted the right to raise council tax by up to 5.99% next year in a bid to tackle the social care funding crisis.
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CMA gives green light for HC-One’s Bupa deal

Clearance for HC-One’s acquisition of 122 Bupa care home has granted by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
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No Christmas cheer for elderly people stranded in hospital

More than 1,400 vulnerable people living with dementia will spend Christmas in a hospital ward due to a lack of available social care.
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