Conservatives to target rising social care costs in manifesto

Triple lock to be ditched

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PM Theresa May is set to announce “plans to cut the costs of caring for an ageing Britain".
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PM Theresa May is set to announce “plans to cut the costs of caring for an ageing Britain".

The rising cost of social care is expected to be a principal focus of the Conservative's 2017 general election manifesto when it is launched later today, according to reports from both the BBC and the Financial Times.

The FT reported Prime Minster Theresa May (pictured) would announce "plans to cut the costs of caring for an ageing Britain in tough reforms that will hit millions of wealthier pensioners, many of them Conservative voters". The Conservative party also intends to scrap the ‘triple lock', which currently guarantees annual rises in the state pension of at least 2.5%, as well as its planned cap on the amount an individual is expected to pay towards social care, with domestic care having for th...

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