18 Nov 2021

Government accused of ‘sneaking out’ details of social care cap

Labour has accused the government of “sneaking out” details of how it plans to cap social care costs in England, amid accusations the rules will mean “far less protection than expected” for the less wealthy and could mean they have to sell their homes.

In September, the government announced a lifetime cap of £86,000, the maximum people in England will have to spend on their own social care.

But the newly released detail on what will count towards that cap has come as a “complete surprise” to many.