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What the papers say about the plans for social care

The UK media has been less than complimentary in its assessment of the government’s care plans:

The Guardian suggested that Mr Johnson "has managed to create a social care plan that essentially has no plan for social care, while The Sun challenged the fairness of the proposals which they say will mean struggling workers will be paying to preserve middle class homes and inheritances.

The Mirror summarised the proposals as ‘Care-less’ while the Telegraph described the breaking of two manifesto promises and the highest taxes since the second world war, as the ‘death-knell for Conservatism’.

The Mail claimed that prudent pensioners will be penalised to pay for their care while the feckless get theirs paid for by the taxpayer’.

These negative reactions across the media will do little to calm public concerns about the effectiveness of the measures or instil confidence that our care system really has been fixed.


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