Queen's Speech: Social care a 'thorny issue' for government

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Sophie King
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Pensions and long-term savings commentators have expressed their disappointment with the Queen’s speech.

Speaking on Tuesday (11 May), HRH Queen Elizabeth addressed the Lords chamber in Westminster, unveiling government plans for the year ahead. She spoke of plans for the NHS, technology and support for the health and wellbeing of the public. However, for social care, all the Queen seemed to say was: "Proposals on social care reform will be brought forward." Aegon pensions director Steven Cameron said: "Social care has proven a particularly thorny issue for successive governments. Throw in getting the UK's finances back on a sounder footing post pandemic and the challenge for the governm...

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