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Digest: Javid and Hunt kept in dark over Tory social care proposals

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Communities secretary Sajid Javid and health secretary Jeremy Hunt were made aware of plans to include specific proposals to reform the way social care services are funded less than 24 hours before the Conservative manifesto was launched, according to BBC Newsnight.

A proposal for a £100,000 capital floor on care costs was initially presented without a cap and powerfully labelled the ‘dementia tax’ by critics. Following the launch prime minister Theresa May was forced to ‘clarify’ the proposal and said it would also include a cap.

You can read the BBC’s report here.

For in-depth LGC analysis on the general election’s impact on social care reforms, click here.

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