Cap on care costs: government change reducing benefit for less wealthy becomes law

A government change reducing the cap on care costs’ benefit to less wealthy people has become law, following a parliamentary battle. Opposition peers failed to prevent the change in a vote last night in the House of Lords. As a result, the Care Act has been amended so that only client contributions – rather than the full costs to the local authority of personal care – will count towards the £86,000 cap, for people receiving means-tested support. Read more.

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