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In debate on long-term care funding, a number of stakeholders have in recent years advocated a new inheritance tax to pay for an increase in social care spending and the abolishment of means-testing. What are the pros and cons of such an approach? While the idea of a new inheritance…
The Government’s announcements regarding the new policy on capping the number of workers entering the UK from outside Europe has led several business leaders to warn of shortfalls of staff in certain sectors. In particular the social care sector has been highlighted suggesting care workers needed for a growing elderly…
A new think-tank report published this month argues that consumer insurance for long-term care will not solve the problems of the social care system in England and Wales, and policymakers should instead explore hybrid public-partnership models found in other countries. The report, Gone for Good? Pre-funded insurance for long-term care…
A new centre of excellence to improve the lives of children in care is to be established in Scotland, children's minister Adam Ingram has announced. The centre, to be based at the University of Strathclyde, will provide specialist training for  those working with such children, support colleges and universities in…
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