March 2013

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Care cap to start in 2016

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The Government is bringing forward the cap on social care costs, which was originally planned to be set at £75,000 and introduced in 2017, but will now be set at £72,000 and start a year earlier.

The cap will still apply only to care costs, not accommodation costs.  In addition, a person will have to meet the Local Authority’s eligibility criteria and only the cost of care as set by the Local Authority will count towards the cap – not the actual…

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If the cap fits

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The government has at last published its plans on care funding.  But who will benefit from the changes?

Read Catherine Llewellyn’s article in Health Investor magazine