Red Wall Tories brand Javid's state-funded social care costs shake-up ...

Red Wall Tories brand Javid's state-funded social care costs shake-up ...
Red Wall Tories brand Javid's state-funded social care costs shake-up ...
Furious Red Wall Tories brand Sajid Javid's shake-up on state-funded social care costs 'an inheritance tax on the North' as reforms will leave lower earners worse off Red Wall MPs have accused Sajid Javid of imposing an 'inheritance tax on the North' with social care reforms Ministers announced the change to the new £86,000 cap on costs, which Boris Johnson unveiled in September  The reforms means state-funded care costs will not go towards the £86,000 cap, and only private contributions will be counted

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Red Wall MPs have accused Sajid Javid of imposing an 'inheritance tax on the North' through social care reforms as a blame game erupted in Whitehall.

One Conservative MP accused the Health Secretary of 'playing Chancellor' by introducing an amendment that will leave lower earners worse off.

Red Wall MPs are 'on a warpath' after Ministers announced the change to the new £86,000 cap on costs, which Boris Johnson unveiled in September.

It means state-funded care costs will not go towards the £86,000 cap, and only private contributions will be counted. 

The measure has been branded unfair by hitting lower earners harder, with the burden expected to be felt most in the North of England.

Red Wall MPs have accused Sajid Javid of imposing an 'inheritance tax on the North' through social care reforms as a blame game erupted in Whitehall

Red Wall MPs have accused Sajid Javid of imposing an 'inheritance tax on the North' through social care reforms as a blame game erupted in Whitehall

Last week, Sir Andrew Dilnot, the architect of the original cap, said the amendment means pensioners with assets of £106,000 or less would lose out, while it will not make a difference to those with assets of more than £186,000.

He added this meant that those in the North or in areas with lower

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