Paying for care: what matters is how you get there

The Government’s announcement today concerning the level of the ‘lifetime cap’ on personal and nursing care fees is an important landmark in the emergence of a new settlement for the funding of long term care.  While the announcement has been quickly pushed off the headlines by accompanying statements on negative GDP growth, the stalling of […]

Settling on the least bad option: Are policymakers finally confronting the age-old question of how to fund long-term care?

Today in its long awaited White Paper on the reform of the funding system for elderly care the Government signalled its broad support for the recommendations of the Dilnot Commission, including an upper cap on the amount that any individual pays for their long-term care. Whilst the focus was specifically on England it has long […]