Tories scrap plans to cap care home fees


Plans to cap care home fees by 2020 have been abandoned by the Government, according to the Daily Mail.

A senior Government source told the newspaper that it would not be honouring David Cameron’s pledge to impose a £75,000 cap on care costs.

Baroness Altmann, a former pensions minister, said: “Delaying the cap again just seems to be unjust.

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“This is a real crisis. The Government has got to take some action to protect families from the unfairness of the care lottery.”

The senior Government source said the cap would not be introduced until well into the next decade at the earliest.

The report said ministers were also considering plans to encourage workers to put aside a proportion of their wages each month to pay for their care.

It comes as part of a raft of measures being considered to provide a long term funding solution for the sector.

The Government was expected to be publishing its Green Paper on social care this year but reports have now suggested this will not now appear until next summer.

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