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Age UK statement in response to the House of Lords vote 7 March that rejected government changes to the care cap in the Health & Care Bill - Clause 155.

Published on 08 March 2022 09:28 AM

Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK said:

“At Age UK we are really pleased, and also relieved, that the House of Lords has rejected the Government’s attempt to undermine its own care cap policy tonight. I would like to thank every Peer who voted against the Government’s amendment (clause 155). If it had passed, it would have taken the cap beyond the grasp of older people with few or modest assets, poorer places and disabled people of working age. This would have been an extraordinarily unfair and regressive outcome and the House of Lords quite rightly said ‘no’. Now it’s up to the Government to decide what to do. We sincerely hope they choose not to try to reinstate this ill-conceived amendment in the House of Commons.” 


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Last updated: Mar 08 2022

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