‘Expensive’ care cap reform delayed until 2020

“The delay of the introduction of the ‘care cap’ to 2020 will therefore be a blow to them and their families who will need to continue to pay an average of £28,600 per year.

“However, this will come as a huge relief for the local authorities who are reeling under the impact of budget cuts and already face a significant demand for care needs assessments.

“At a time of fiscal constraint it is not surprising that this expensive proposal has been delayed but the risk is that it may well disappear which may create further uncertainty.”