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The great social care dilemma

How will the government meet the needs of an ageing population?

By Peter Kellner   February 2016

A group chats at a care home on National Care Home Open Day. ©CQC/Joe D Miles

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As a public policy challenge, social care is one of the most fraught facing the government. As we live longer, more of us will need it. But how should we pay for it? Should the state raise taxes to help everyone—or keep taxes down and insist that people pay for as…

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