After fully 18 months of reflection since the final report of the Dilnot Commission, the coalition government is today announcing how it wants to see funding for long-term care in England reformed.
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Like a particularly strange, obscure breed of nerds, those with an interest in pension policy found themselves glued to BBC Parliament on Monday as pensions minister Steve Webb finally stood up to announce the government’s White Paper on a single-tier state pension.
A coalition of Liberal Democrats – the think tank CentreForum and the former Liberal Democrat Care Minister Paul Burstow – have called for the means testing of Winter Fuel Payments
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.
Despite a new set of health ministers, the party conferences revealed no change in the government’s position on funding of the care system in England. The new Health Secretary said at the Conservative Party conference that the government wants to implement the proposals of the Dilnot Commission on Funding Care […]
With the population ageing, we often hear grandiose statements about the need to reshape the welfare state or transform health and social care. But, how society performs at adapting to population ageing will really come down to the behaviour of individual older people and the daily choices they make about […]