In response to Chancellor George Osborne’s Summer Budget 2015, Simon Bottery, Director of Policy at Independent Age, the older people’s charity, said:

 “The decision on inheritance tax must raise serious questions about whether the government's flagship social care policy – the £72,000 'cap' on individual's care costs – will go ahead in April 2016 as planned. This was intended to be paid for in part by freezing inheritance tax thresholds. The Chancellor needs to clarify urgently whether the measure will proceed since local authorities are already planning for its implementation.”

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