by Steve Beasant on 29 May, 2017
Analysis by the Liberal Democrats has shown that up to half of the value of an average family home could be at risk from Theresa May’s dementia tax.
It comes after Amber Rudd said the Conservatives did not know what a future cap on social care costs would be, while refusing to rule out that it could be as high as £200,000 or £300,000.
The analysis reveals that:
Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary Norman Lamb said:
“These figures show Theresa May’s dementia tax could devastate hard-working families, with a cap on costs in the hundreds of thousands.
“Across the country, people risk seeing over half the value of their homes taken to pay for care costs.
“Theresa May’s stubborn refusal to set out the full details of the dementia tax shows she has no plans to ditch it.
“She is showing contempt for vulnerable older people who have developed a condition like dementia through no fault of their own.”Leave a comment