2. CASCAIDr on care cap nuance
There has been a great deal of media coverage of the cap on lifetime care fees which will be coming into effect in October 2023.
Far from being the “incredibly generous” arrangement touted by the Prime Minister, this will still mean many people, notably those in more deprived areas of the country and with more modest properties, never reach a situation where the cap has a protective effect on their savings. Though there were suggestions in the weekend press that this may be the subject of another government U-turn, given the strength of opposition from Tory backbenchers.
Beyond the shouty headlines, there is nuance, and for once, someone with understanding of the situation - CASCAIDr’s Belinda Schwehr - had an opportunity to sketch that out on a TV news programme…
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