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Inheritance tax

George Osborne making his pledge on inheritance tax at the 2007 Conservative conference. Picture: Getty

Briefing: What is the government doing to inheritance tax?

11 February 2013 21:05

The Death Tax has risen again. The government estimates that its proposals for social care funding will cost the Treasury £1 billion a year. That will be met through a… Continue reading

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Care of the elderly

Social care reforms: clever politics, bad government

11 February 2013 10:14

Judge a Government on its priorities.  And then its priorities within priorities.  Amidst the clamour for rapid and credible deficit reduction, the dawning reality that green shoots won’t sprout unaided,… Continue reading

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Elderly care

Social care reforms: the good and bad news

11 February 2013 9:02

Jeremy Hunt is unveiling the government’s long-awaited reforms to the funding of social care today. This is the next announcement in the government’s mid-term review series, and while it addresses… Continue reading

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