Disability-linked annuities

Care cap won’t boost disability-linked annuities

What is the prospect for DLAs – annuities that pay out a higher income upon individuals reaching an objective threshold of disability – taking-off in light of the Government’s ‘capped cost’ reforms?

February 12, 2013 ×


Care funding - read the small print

Care funding: Read the small print

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.

February 11, 2013 ×


Pension Reform Not so simple

Pension Reform: Not so simple

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.

January 16, 2013 ×


The PM’s ‘enormous’ prediction for LTC insurance

The PM’s ‘enormous’ prediction for LTC insurance

The prime minister argues implementing the capped cost model would change this, and result in an “enormous” insurance market. Is he right?

January 14, 2013 ×


Winter Fuel Discontents

Winter fuel discontents

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

January 3, 2013 ×


Certainty peace of mind and fairness

Certainty, peace of mind and fairness

The economy flounders in and out of recession. The Chancellor’s deficit reduction plan has failed. The coalition parties may or may not be punished at the next election.

November 29, 2012 ×

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