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Social Services: Fees and Charges

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 45811, tabled on 9 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the publications entitled, ‘Building Back Better: Our Plan for Health and Social Care, Command Paper 506, what comparative assessment he has made of how the (a) cap on care costs, and (b) increase in asset thresholds for those who pay for social care will differ between pensioners and working age adults.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

16 September 2021

The cap on care costs and increase in the capital limits will benefit all those who access adult social care, as the reform changes will be universal. We will be publishing an equalities impact assessment in due course.

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