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It took me quite a long time to figure out the main implications of the proposals (I’m not sure I understand them even now).
We can summarise them as:
- If you have assets under £100,000, you’re a winner
- If you have assets over £100,000, you’re not a winner
In essence, the Tory answer to the question “who pays for social care?” is “you, not us”.
Coupled with the proposal to scrap the universall Winter Fuel Allowance, one argument is that the Conseratives’ proposals are progressive, redistributive mechanisms that will benefit people from lower incomes, or working-age people who have been reliant on social care for their adult lives (and are less likely to have built up assets).
The counter argument – including when comparing…
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