Social care  

Government misses deadline for social care paper

The paper follows the government's scrapping of the proposed £72,500 cap on social care in December.

Social care had been on the agenda for a number of years, with former prime minister David Cameron promising to implement the cap, which was supposed to come into effect in April 2016.

But in 2015 the government pushed this back to 2020 as it would have added £6bn to public sector spending at a 'time of consolidation'.