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BURDEN OF CARE POSSIBLE VOTE LOSER

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The treasury is urgently looking at ways of easing the burden on elderly people faced with selling their homes to f...
The treasury is urgently looking at ways of easing the burden on elderly people faced with selling their homes to fund long-term residential care, The Guardian reports (p4).

Ministers fear current restrictions could lose them votes among grassroots supporters.

The treasury is believed to be looking a number of options and may announce a change in the November budget, reports the paper.

Under current rules the state will not pay for long-term residential care unless the person has sold his or her home and reduced savings to under £8,000.
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