There is significant concern that planned increases to National Insurance to raise an additional £10 billion a year, may be entirely consumed by the NHS.
This would therefore prevent any additional funds ever benefiting the social care system, the raise was intended to fix.
This point has been highlighted in the National press:
The fears in part have arisen with the news that the NHS is seeking to hire over 40 new chief executives with seven roles with salaries each in excess of £270,000. The concern raised by economic analysis is that if additional funds designed to ease waiting lists are spent on salaries for new roles or pay roses for existing staff, these funds cannot be reduced in future.
What is clear is that there is no change to the present system for a minimum of two years and there is no care cap presently in place and will not be until at least October 2023.
As such, if you have a relative suffering from conditions such as dementia or Alzheimer’s and they are paying for their care you should contact us immediately for a free, confidential assessment as to their entitlement to Continuing Healthcare Funding.
Author: Tim Davies LLB