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Under the Conservative manifesto, more elderly people would have to pay for their own social care in the home. Photograph: jacoblund/Getty Images/iStockphoto. Theresa May’s flagship manifesto proposal to shake up the funding of social care for older people has come under fire from the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies and opposition parties. The IFS warned on Friday that the complex new system outlined in the Conservative party’s manifesto, which would force more elderly people to pay for their own care, “makes no attempt to deal with the fundamental challenge of social care funding”. While some households would fare better because of a higher, £100,000 means test, the IFS said tha... Vollständiger Text

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