Tag Archives: Fees

BREAKING NEWS: CMA threatens legal action against Care UK over upfront fees

BREAKING NEWS: CMA threatens legal action against Care UK over upfront fees

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has told Care UK that it must refund over 1,600 residents who were charged as much as £3,000 in upfront fees or face legal action.

BREAKING NEWS: High complaint levels reflect social care pressures, says Ombudsman

Pressures on the social care system have been reflected in a high number of upheld complaints, according to Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman, Michael King.

Leading care home providers exceeding CMA limit on after-death fees

Three leading care home providers are continuing to exceed a recommended limit on the charging of after-death fees.

BREAKING NEWS: Regulator sets out consumer law advice for care homes

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued guidance for care home providers on their consumer law responsibilities.

CQC launches consultation on regulatory fee changes

The CQC has launched a consultation on proposed changes to regulatory fees in 2019/20.

Elderly couple faces separation when care home savings run out

An elderly couple living at a Warwickshire care home are facing the prospect of being separated after spending 70 years together.

Council agrees to waive care home fees after resident put at risk of choking

Nottingham City Council has agreed to waive the care home fees of an elderly resident after he was put at risk of choking when given the wrong medication.

Provider says council fees row forced care home closures

Essex Country Care is closing three of its homes following a fees row with Essex County Council.

A third of LAs will have no social care precept left in 2019/20, Care England warns

A third of local authorities (LAs) will have exhausted their social care precept budgets by 2019/20, Care England has warned.

Care England slams CCG fee freezes

Care England has slammed CCGs that have frozen their nursing care home CHC fees.