July 20, 2015
Those who are looking for the opportunity to cap the amount they have to spend on care costs do still have the option to buy a care fees payment plan (sometimes called a care annuity).
If affordable, this type of plan secures a guaranteed income for life and means that the balance of the estate is protected against future, ongoing care costs.
There are two versions of the plan – one that you buy with a lump sum, up front payment which starts paying an income straight away…
July 20, 2015
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…
February 28, 2015
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November 11, 2014
While the introduction of the £72,000 limit on care spending has been widely anticipated, Partnership has warned that many consumers may need to spend the equivalent of the value of their home before they reach it.
The typical English homeowner would need to spend £177,500 on social care costs over more than six years before they hit the cap, according to Partnership, which calculated this is equivalent to 92 per cent of their housing equity (£193,426).
Under the new system, while a person in England may spend…
June 11, 2014
The planned cap on the cost of residential care will help only a small minority of elderly men and women according to a report recently issued by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
The report suggests that just 8% of men and 15% of women entering care aged 85 are expected to reach the £72,000 cap that is due to be introduced in 2016.
Under the proposals, a person’s care home fees will effectively be split into 3 parts – a daily living cost, a Local Authority…
May 7, 2014
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April 1, 2014
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March 8, 2014
A new website has been launched, providing advice and practical support to assist people wishing to downsize.
According to www.downsizingdirect.com, older homeowners could get their hands on £100,000 in capital and save up to £2,000 a year in running costs if they were able to move to a smaller property. Enabling them to move would also help to tackle the housing crisis, with “last-time buyers” potentially selling at least a million family-sized homes.
Eldercare Property Partners is pleased to be a key partner of this…
February 21, 2014
Bupa has launched a new, free service providing advice on aged care to the people that need it. Call 0333 920 8189 to speak to an expert or to obtain more information about their care homes.
November 21, 2013
A recent article published by BBC News reports that elderly people face paying £150,000 for residential care before they reach the proposed £72,000 care cap.
As we have previously posted in these news items, this is because accommodation costs do not count towards the cap. Also, it is not the amount that you are actually paying in care fees that is counted but, instead, the amount your Local Authority would pay.
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