Care cap delayed until 2020

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Care cap delayed until 2020

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Plans to cap the cost of care at £72,000 have been shelved until 2020 after lobbying from cash-strapped local councils.

The Department for Health said in an announcement that it was still ‘committed to implementing the cap on care costs’ but the implementation date would move from 2016 to 2020.

The change in deadline has come after lobbying from the Local Government Association (LGA), which represents councils. The LGA is concerned that councils, which have been hit by budget cuts, will not be able to afford to implement the changes needed to support a cap.

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