Tags: "Public Finance"

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Care funding focus on the bigger picture

Care funding: focus on the bigger picture

Last week saw debate on social care reform slip further away from the real issues of concern.

August 20, 2012 ×

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Counting the cost of care reform

Counting the cost of care reform

Tomorrow, the Strategic Society Centre is holding a public debate in Parliament with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Care. The event asks the question fundamental to the ongoing debate around how to pay for care: can the Treasury combine deficit reduction with reform of social care funding?

June 25, 2012 ×

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Misguided on means testing

Misguided on means testing

Wednesday saw many in the social policy world left blind-sided by the announcement from the Sun newspaper that it would henceforth be campaigning for the means testing of currently universal Winter Fuel Payments.

June 7, 2012 ×

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Dodging Dilnot

Dodging Dilnot

Reform of long-term care funding in England has been overdue for at least a decade. Before the financial crisis, this was a tough challenge for policymakers. Now, it looks like a nightmare.

May 17, 2012 ×

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Pensions without tiers

Pensions without tiers

The Chancellor’s Budget announcement that a new single-tier state pension will be introduced early in the next Parliament – above the level of the current means tested Guarantee Credit – represents a personal triumph for pensions minister Steve Webb, and starts the clock ticking to the abolition of means tested […]

March 28, 2012 ×

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Pilot Error

Pilot Error

With the cross-party talks on social care funding reform now under way, there is at least one option that should not ruled out by politicians: piloting.

January 19, 2012 ×

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