Social care and more specifically care home planning and funding has long been a hot topic of discussion, with the general public eager to see what changes the government plan to instigate in order to reform the current system.

Most recent developments suggest the government will put a cap on the amount of money that a person would have to pay out before the state starts to contribute to their care. Currently, an individual is not entitled to any help if they have assets in excess of £23,250. Last years report by economist Andrew Dilnot suggested that this cap should be around £35,000 with the threshold increased to £100,000 of assets. Critics of the government have said that this cap is worthless without more of a timetable around the plans, and without a more details of how the additional care will be funded. A White Paper around the subject is set to be published by the current government on Wednesday. The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.