£72,500 social care cap to be scrapped, MPs told
  • 13th Dec 2017
  • Article written by Katie Broadfield
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In 2011 the Dilnot commission recommended a cap of £72,500 on an individual’s contribution to their care costs. However this has now been abandoned, and a fresh consultation is planned for next summer.

On 7 December 2017 in the House of Commons, Jackie Doyle-Price, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health gave a statement, confirming these recommendations would not be implemented. 

You can see a link to the full statement here, https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2017-12-07/debates/F7AD5D1D-C8D6-411D-BF42-B432955B2A8E/SocialCare

and as the news was reported on the BBC below, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42266076

There remains a huge funding gap for adult social care and how this is going to be addressed by the government remains to be seen.

For now, if you are concerned about care fees funding for yourself or a family member, then you should consider taking professional advice to discuss the legal and financial options available and the implications of this decision on your estate.