The Treasury is to blame for a failure to reform care funding in England, a former Lib Dem minister has said.
Paul Burstow said the Treasury saw no need for change and was happy to “kick the can down the road”.
Care groups have backed a proposal that the state cover elderly and disabled people’s care costs over £35,000.
The government, which is continuing to look into cheaper options, said the Treasury had played a major part in getting care back onto the agenda.
Ministers have said they support the principle of a cap, proposed by the independent Dilnot Commission – but as yet there is no commitment to finding the money to pay for it.
The Dilnot package would cost the Treasury almost £2bn a year.
Full story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-19670718
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Buses from Elephant and Castle – ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45