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NEWSFLASH: Mixed response to social care precept changes
Stakeholders have given a mixed initial response to the government’s announcement that it is bringing forward spending through the social care precept over the next two years.
LAs urged to ensure extra funds get to front line
Up to half home value spent on average care home stay
Disbelief at “derisory” nursing subsidy cut
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BREAKING NEWS: Government to announce rise in social care precept
The government is expected to today announce a rise in the social care precept to between 3 and 4% from the current 2%.
Council tax hikes considered for social care
Moves are being considered this week to allow local authorities to raise council tax bills to pay for social care.
FUNDING CRISIS: Charity calls for cross-party talks
Elderly charity Independent Age has called for cross-party talks on the social care funding crisis.
FUNDING CRISIS: Health secretary says ‘save for your care home’
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said people in their 20s and 30s should save for their elderly care in the same way that they put aside money for their pensions.
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