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Whatever Happened To The Government’s Promised Cap On Care Costs?

14th March 2017

The Conservative Party’s Manifesto was quite clear: “we will cap the amount you can be charged for residential care”. The proposed cap of £72,000 was due to begin (in England only) on 1 April 2016, but has been put back until April 2020. Was The £72,000 Cap Fact Or Fiction? In truth the £72,000 cap was always a bit of a fiction. It did not cover the hotel costs (board and lodging) of the care…

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