Care Homes: Fees and Charges

Health written question – answered on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom Conservative, South Northamptonshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on introducing a cap on care costs.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Minister of State, Department of Health

Everyone will be protected against catastrophic costs by the insurance the cap will provide from April 2016, in line with the Dilnot Commission's recommendations.

We are currently putting the legislative framework for the cap in place, and will consult on draft regulations and guidance in autumn this year.

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