The issue of how to address the impact of the UK’s ageing population has been high on the policy agenda since July, when the Office for Budget Responsibility set out the long-term costs in its Fiscal sustainability report.
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A comprehensive analysis of the choices for households and the state as both consider how to pay for ageing.
The government’s recent progress report on care funding reform left the sector bitterly disappointed. Coming more than a year after the Dilnot Commission and at a time when the social care system is stretched to breaking point, huge expectations – and hope – had built up around the report. The government’s announcement […]
The Chancellor’s Budget announcement that a new single-tier state pension will be introduced early in the next Parliament – above the level of the current means tested Guarantee Credit – represents a personal triumph for pensions minister Steve Webb, and starts the clock ticking to the abolition of means tested […]
How does the interaction of formal and informal care shape reform of long-term care funding?