Call it a re-balancing of emphasis, or call it a U-turn, there has been a welcome decision to consider setting an absolute maximum limit on the amount that individuals may have to contribute to their social care needs. The devil may be in the detail, still to follow.
Conservative social care funding cap: Theresa May defends changes. London: BBC Election 2017 News / BBC Health News, May 22nd 2017.
An awkward, but brave and necessary last-minute concession. Further political analysis:
Kuenssberg, L. (2017). Whiff of panic in Theresa May’s change of mind on social care. London: BBC Election 2017 News / BBC Health News, May 22nd 2017.
What was previously at stake?
Jack, S. (2017). May’s social care pledge could be huge wealth tax. London: BBC Business News / BBC Health News, May 20th 2017.
Further “first draft of history” material on this topic is available.
General election: Theresa May denies social care U-turn. London: BBC Election 2017 News / BBC Health News, May 22nd 2017.
June 2017 Update: Queen’s Speech
Triggle, N. (2017). Queen’s Speech: Ground laid for dropping ‘dementia tax’. London: BBC News / BBC Health News, June 21st 2017.