Social Services: Finance

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 2 February 2023.

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Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Conservative, Tatton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to introduce a lifetime cap on individual care costs; and if he will make an estimate of the cost to the public purse of the cap in each of the first five years of its operation.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The adult social care charging reforms, which include the introduction of a lifetime cap on individual care costs, have been delayed from October 2023 to October 2025. The impact assessment for the consultation on charging reform, published in January 2022, set out our estimate of the projected cost of implementing charging reform in October 2023.

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