Ben Simpson: We advisers must navigate political 'shifting sands' on social care

A Chartered financial planner's view on social care reform

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Ben Simpson: "Though we should broadly welcome the government's proposals on funding social care, we should maintain a healthy scepticism toward both the details and the longevity of these reforms."
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Ben Simpson: "Though we should broadly welcome the government's proposals on funding social care, we should maintain a healthy scepticism toward both the details and the longevity of these reforms."

Ben Simpson looks at the government's social care reform package through the lens of financial planning. He says advisers should maintain a "healthy scepticism" toward both the details and the longevity of the plans but adds long-term care costs must be considered as clients age...

The conclusion of the furloughing scheme seems an appropriate moment to pause for breath after 18 months of almost unprecedented government intervention. Set in any context, let alone the preceding...

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