Articles by: James Lloyd


Reforming the Precept

Reforming the Precept: A stepping-stone to sustainable care

The ‘social care precept’ represents a major innovation in financing public expenditure on care in England. This report analyses its strengths, weaknesses, and its future.

July 19, 2016 ×


Attendance Allowance

Attendance Allowance and Local Government: Examining the evidence and the options

What do the government’s plans for devolving Attendance Allowance to local government mean for councils, older people and care providers? 

July 11, 2016 ×


Rebooting the Cap

Rebooting the Cap: Improving protection from catastrophic care costs

Options for reforming long-term care funding in England, based on the principle of capping people’s care costs. 

June 27, 2016 ×


academics change policy

Should academics be expected to change policy?

Six reasons why it is unrealistic to expect academic researchers to achieve policy change. 

May 25, 2016 ×



Pension freedoms one year on: Boomers shun sports cars for DIY

For a nation used to handing over savings for an annuity Osborne’s reforms were a revolution.

April 2, 2016 ×



Over-55s withdraw £6bn in first year of UK pension freedoms

Annuity sales revive as retirees recover faith in guaranteed income.

March 28, 2016 ×

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