Tag Archives: social care

In The Times yesterday, the commentator and confidant of the chancellor, Danny Finkelstein, penned an intriguing article calling for a new ‘NHS tax’. It merited attention not because it called for an hypothecated tax for the NHS – an idea … Continue reading

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The government has had a long time to get its social care reforms right. So it is curious, to say the least, that it has managed to produce a reform package that has been criticised from almost every quarter. Pensioner … Continue reading

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The IFS and Nuffield Trust have a report out today on scenarios for health and social care spending over the next decade. This is a very important contribution to the debate on future fiscal pressures and priorities.

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The prime minister is attending the UK-Nordic/Baltic summit today. Much of the focus is on women in the boardroom – an important issue. But as he prepares for the March budget, the PM should ponder these two graphs, highlighting the … Continue reading

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Benedict Brogan and other journalists have been briefed that the government will push Dilnot off into the “medium length grass”. What’s Number 10′s concern?

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In his press conference earlier today, Ed Miliband offered cross-party talks and co-operation on the future of social care. This is smart politics. It looks mature and non-partisan on an issue of major public concern, in sharp contrast to the … Continue reading

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