Government Planned Care Cap Will Not Happen
Posted on 13th December 2017
The 'Care Cap' that had previously been introduced into the Care Act 2014 by the Government which was then put on hold and planned to come into play in 2020 has been abandoned.
On Thursday last week, 7th December 2017, a statement was issued by the House of Commons by Jackie Doyle-Price, the Under Secretary for Health, in response on Social Care held on Wednesday 25th October 2017 at the Opposition Day Debate.
The following Statement was made:
“The Prime Minister has been clear that the consultation will include proposals to place a limit on the care costs that individuals face. To allow for fuller engagement and the development of the approach, and so that reforms to the care system and how it is paid for are considered in the round, we will not take forward the previous Government’s plans to implement a cap on care costs in 2020. Further details of the Government’s plans will be set out after we have consulted on the options. The Green Paper will focus primarily on reform of care for older people, but will consider elements of the adult care system that are common to all recipients of social care".
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