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Demos research report explores new options for care funding

In its February 2014 research report Unlocking the Potential the leading cross party think tank Demos set out recommendations to build on the Coalition’s care funding reforms. In this blog, report authors Duncan O’Leary and Les Mayhew outline the options … Continue reading

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Latest PPI report encourages equity release

The Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) released its latest report on October 23, entitled ‘What level of pension contribution is needed to obtain an adequate retirement income?’ The report analyses a number of factors that determine an individual’s level of retirement … Continue reading

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A review of social care funding – discussion of the proposed amendment to clause 66 of the Care Bill

Monday 29 July was the final day of Committee Stage of the Care Bill. Lord Sharkey’s amendment to clause 66 on a duty for the Secretary of State to report on awareness of the new care funding model was not … Continue reading

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Equity Release discussed during Care Bill Committee Stage

During Committee Stage of the Care Bill on Monday 22 July 2013, Peers debated the role of equity release and how it may fit alongside the new Universal Deferred Payments Scheme (UDPS) which will be offered by local authorities. The … Continue reading