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Theresa May has made a dramatic U-turn on her manifesto policy on social care amid signs that controversy over a so-called "dementia tax" was hurting Conservatives in the polls. Just four days after the Tory manifesto ditched plans for a cap on care costs, the Prime Minister announced that proposals…
Conservative plans for councils to recoup the care costs of elderly people from their estates after they die may flounder due to poor-performing local authorities, a former pensions minister has warned. Sir Steve Webb, who was a Liberal Democrat minister in the coalition under David Cameron, said there were wide…
Tory plans to shake-up funding for social care could see nine out of 10 English homes eligible to be put on the market to cover treatment costs, the Liberal Democrats have said. Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has called for a national cross-party campaign to combat the so-called Conservative "dementia…
Theresa May's manifesto showed the Tories had returned to being the "nasty party", Labour said as it warned 10 million pensioners would lose their winter fuel payments under her plans. The Prime Minister's policy platform, which saw her vow to govern for "mainstream Britain" and deliver a strong economy after…
Theresa May has defended her plans to reform the funding of social care, saying it was essential to ensure fairness "across the generations". Under the proposals set out in the Conservative manifesto, thousands more people will have to contribute to the cost of their care - although they will not…
Conservative plans for social care have come under fire from the author of a major review of the issue, who warned elderly people would be left "helpless" to control the cost of their care. The Tory manifesto launched on Thursday will offer protection from the cost of social care for…
The author of a major review of social care has accused the Conservatives of failing to tackle the central problem in the sector with their landmark plans for reform. Sir Andrew Dilnot (pictured) said the proposals show a "less than full understanding" of the problems of social care and would…
Wealthy pensioners will lose up to £300 in winter fuel payments and more elderly people could be forced to pay to be looked after in their own homes under Theresa May's plans to tackle the social care funding crisis. The Tory manifesto launched on Thursday will offer protection from the…
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