Damien Green: Not Fixing The Care Crisis


Today, disgraced former Tory minister Damien Green published Fixing The Care Crisis for extreme free-marketeer libertarian public service-hating Centre for Policy Studies (CPS). 

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Tory policy for (the lack of) funding for social care has killed people in need of care and has caused financial difficulties for professional carers.

Green said a care system should be based on the ability to pay which he phrased as “wanting” a better service.  

The state would provide a Universal Care Entitlement (UCE), which could then be topped up by private support for those who want it via a Care Supplement.”

To fund UCE, Green proposed making the poorest pay for it by “taxing the winter fuel allowance” and enforcing “a 1% National Insurance surcharge on those over 50.”  

His two-tier afford-or-die plan included the ability “to purchase a Care Supplement (CS) – something similar to an annuity…

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