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Paying for Ageing Decision time

Paying for Ageing: Decision time

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.

November 27, 2012 ×

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Attendance Allowance could unlock the power of information in social care

Attendance Allowance could unlock power of information in social care

While social care funding reform appears to be stalling, elsewhere in social care policy, new and interesting developments are emerging off the back of the government’s white paper.

November 20, 2012 ×

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Tired of waiting for Dilnot

Tired of waiting for Dilnot

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 […]

October 19, 2012 ×

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Older Peoples Spending Whats in a label

Older People’s Spending: What’s in a label?

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 […]

September 28, 2012 ×

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Society is running out of time to renew the political party

Society is running out of time to renew the political party

As we approach the party conference season, the Olympics hangover, the Eurozone debt crisis and our double-dip economy are likely to divert attention from an undeniable fact: the UK’s political parties are in crisis.

September 14, 2012 ×

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Misgivings on pensions

Misgivings on pensions

In the early days of the financial crisis, the pension industry looked to be in a rather good position. Whereas half of the UK high street banking sector fell over, the key names in pensions stood strong, reflecting both better regulation but also undoubted cultural differences.

September 12, 2012 ×

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