top of page

The Lower Capital Threshold is to increase, but does the new figure make a difference?

Under the social care reforms the lower support threshold, which is the amount below which an individual is not expected to use their capital to support their care, will increase from £14,250 to £20,000.

The threshold has been frozen since 2010-11 and so an increase to £18,950 would be needed to adjust for inflation – meaning that the monetary value of the change will be just £1,050.


Recent Posts

See All

We all recognise that the risk of developing dementia increases with age. At age 65, one in 700 will be diagnosed while at age 80, the number increases to 1 in 6. By the age of 95, the risk increases

Ian Trenholm, chief executive of the care regulator the Care Quality Commission has said that the profitability of care homes remained at ‘historically low levels’ in 2022/23. Using information from i

The government has increased funding for adult social care to help tackle NHS pressures this winter by £10m. Councils will be able to bid from a pot of £40m – up from £30m – for cash to help prevent h

bottom of page