Conservative Manifesto on Social Care: No Solution to Dementia Tax? (BBC News)

Summary

The Dilnot Commission’s recommendation, for a “cap” on each individual’s total care cost liabilities, appears to have been thwarted again. The looming probability of “catastrophic” care costs seems set to remain for persons with various long-term neurodegenerative diseases, as the Conservative Party’s 2017 Election Manifesto (i) merely tweaks with the minimum protected asset threshold (mercifully increased to £100,000) and (ii) extends liability for self-funders’ contributions to payment for home care (in addition to residential care).

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Triggle, N. (2017). Conservative manifesto: Why many will pay more for care. London: BBC Health News, May 18th 2017.

An Englishman’s Home…

The Tory Manifesto’s proposals on social care reforms represent an inexplicable mis-reading of grass-roots – small “c” conservative – public opinion and a fundamental political mis-calculation. Not too late for a U-turn?

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Conservative manifesto: social care plans spark criticism. London: BBC Election 2017 News / BBC Health News, May 18th 2017.

Lifting the veil on which groups are set to lose most:

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Reality Check: Who could social care changes affect? London: BBC News Election 2017 Reality Check / BBC Health News, May 18th 2017.

Political fall-out:

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Theresa May faces Tory opposition to social care plans. London: BBC Politics News / BBC Health News, May 20th 2017.

Shaky foundations:

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General election 2017: New warning over social care plans. London: BBC Election 2017 News / BBC Health News, May 22nd 2017.

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