An ageing population and care needs: the future?

Social care funding has been a longstanding political issue with reports repeatedly highlighting that funding has declined in recent years despite the increasing demand for care services.

Publication of the Green Paper on social care for adults is awaited and is now expected “in due course”. The Paper is intended to explore how social care is funded and a number of potential policies have been reportedly under consideration for inclusion in the Paper, including a more generous means test, an insurance and contribution model and tax-free withdrawals from pension pots.

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Department of Health and Social Care issues Brexit warning to adult social care providers

As things stand at the time of writing, if the UK Parliament cannot agree a deal on Brexit, then the UK will leave the EU on 12 April.  If a deal can be agreed, then the exist date will be 22 May to allow time for the required legislation to be passed. 

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