Mid-term review-ConDems betray pensioners -yet again

Thu, 10/01/2013 - 12:15
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The scandal of pensioners who paid a lifetime of taxes having to sell their homes to pay for care goes on!

Despite months of spin about implementing the Dilnot Report and capping the amount individuals are made to pay, the ConDems´ mid-term review broke Cameron’s summer promise of action.

A record 24,500 pensioners were forced to sell their homes to pay for care last year alone.

With property prices static or falling the income from the average sale is totally wiped out by just five years of care costs.
With average nursing home fees having risen to £45,000 a year, the money runs out after a mere 3 years 8 months for pensioners who have to go into a nursing home.

No wonder that so many pensioners - and their families - were so desperately hoping that Cameron would keep this one promise at least.
The Dilnot proposal of a £35,000 lifetime cap on care fees would have cost £1.7 billion a year.

That’s less than ten percent of the £18 billion annual cost of the Climate Change Act, which passed through the Commons in 2008 with the backing of all the Westminster parties.

So it's no good the ConDems saying they "can't afford" to give Britain's pensioners a fair deal; if they weren't so busy destroying the economy with their impossible and totally unnecessary carbon reduction targets, they could afford it ten times over!

The truth is that they won't help because they don't care!

Typically of Cameron’s One Rule For Them, One Loophole For Us regime, the UK´s elderly super rich are safe from the threat of being forced to sell their homes for care.

The super rich use their lawyers to tie their homes and assets up in family trusts so they can't be touched, keeping them to pass on to their super rich children.

Just as the very poor don't have to pay, nor do the very rich. As always in a country run by Insiders, for Insiders, it's only the ordinary folk in the middle who're getting screwed.


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