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Care costs does the cap fit

Care costs: does the ‘cap’ fit?

With the August break approaching, it’s worthwhile reviewing where the long-term care funding reform agenda has arrived at, now that all concerned have had an opportunity to digest the recommendations of the Dilnot Commission on Funding of Care and Support.

July 27, 2011 ×

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Clearing up Dilnot confusion

Clearing up Dilnot confusion

Two weeks since publication, it seems that the proposals of the Dilnot Commission on Funding of Care and Support have led to an outbreak of confusion and misunderstanding.

July 19, 2011 ×

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Making Dilnots care funding reforms work in practice

Making Dilnot’s care funding reforms work in practice

Hints from the Commission on Funding Care and Support have made it pretty clear for a while that the so-called ‘limited liability model’ is going to be at the centre of its recommendations.

July 1, 2011 ×

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Joined up care thinking

Joined-up care thinking

Attendance Allowance, the older people’s disability benefit, is one of those bits of public spending that tends to carry on quietly in the background. It costs £7 billion per year in England, reaches over a million people, but rarely pops up in political debate.

June 21, 2011 ×

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Care costs one step at a time

Care costs: one step at a time

With the Dilnot Commission on Funding Care and Support poised to make its final recommendations, Ed Miliband making a ‘big, open’ offer to the government to participate in cross-party talks, and the Southern Cross debacle putting social care firmly in the minds of the public like never before, the policy […]

June 13, 2011 ×

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Difficult to disagree with Dilnot

Difficult to disagree with Dilnot

Today saw the long-awaited launch of the recommendations of the Commission on Funding Care and Support, under the tutelage of the economist Andrew Dilnot. The Commission has taken a clever approach by building its recommendations around two observations that are impossible to dispute.

June 4, 2011 ×

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