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Wednesday’s budget must signal government intentions on social care

The system is unstable, unfair and in need of reform. As well as tackling immediate public health challenges, Rishi Sunak should show there is a clear path forward here

By Charles Tallack  

On his first day as Prime Minister, Boris Johnson promised to “fix the crisis in social care once and for all.” This was welcome, as reform is long overdue. But eight months on, we are still awaiting a concrete plan. The Conservatives’ 2019 manifesto stated “one condition” for reform—that no one should be forced to sell their home to pay for care.

Such concern among politicians is nothing new.…

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