Government narrowly wins vote on social care reform amendment

Vote in House of Commons passes 272-246

John Brazier
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Government narrowly wins vote on social care reform amendment

An amendment to the Government’s social care reform has passed a vote in the House of Commons, despite warnings it will disproportionally affect poorer people in care.

Initially announced last week, the revised proposal passed by a vote of 272 to 246 last night (22 November) despite 19 Conservate MPs voting against the plans alongside opposition parties. Having previously been described as "a real blow for people with less income and savings", the revised plans will mean the day-to-day financial costs of living in social care set at £200 per week, such as utility bills, food and accommodation costs, will not count towards the level of support people will be...

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