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GOVERNMENT BACKS AWAY FROM CUTTING CHECKS ON OLD PEOPLE'S HOMES

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Ministers have bowed to pressure from opposition MPs and pressure groups and backed down from cutting checks on old...
Ministers have bowed to pressure from opposition MPs and pressure groups and backed down from cutting checks on old people's homes, threatened under the government's deregulation drive, The Guardian reported (6 Aug, p9).

Junior health minister John Bowis said the government had taken careful note of reactions to its request for views on whether there was a continued need for regulation and has decided there will be no great change to the Registered Homes Act 1984 or to associated regulations.
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