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Cruel Delay to Social Care Cap

The Government’s flagship cap on the cost of social care has been delayed for two years. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt confirmed yesterday in his Autumn Statement when he said “the increasing number of over-80s is putting massive pressure on services and there is very real concern among local authorities that the cap can't be delivered in the near future. So, I will delay the implementation of these important reforms for two years.”

The measure, which was due to come into effect next October, was intended to limit the amount anyone will have to pay for care in later life to £86,000.

The move, announced by the Chancellor, is expected to save £1billion next year.


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