The coalition government has renewed its commitment to reforming long-term care but has not confirmed the level of a cap or timescales for implementation.
In mid -term review documents published today, government gave its position to date including the establishment of the Dilnot Commission and an extra £7 billion spent on adult care.
The paper simply said the government "will set out two big reforms to provide dignity in old age: an improved state pension that rewards saving, and more help with the costs of long-term care."
However, according to earlier reports, chancellor George Osborne has struck a deal with the Department of Health, setting a long-term care cap at £75,000. Further details were expected in appear in the mid-term review but no specifics were published.
A care fees cap has been a subject of speculation since economist Andrew Dilnot recommended introducing a limit of £35,000, in July 2011.
A progress report published in July 2012 was met by disappointment as it failed to address the question of funding. At this time, former Health secretary Andrew Lansley said government supported the ‘principles' of Dilnot's care-cap, but any funding discussions would to be considered at the next spending review.
Last week, a report from think tank CentreForum recommended cost saving initiatives such as a means tested winter fuel allowance, enabling the money saved to be redistributed to long-term care funding.
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