A blog by Dr Brian Sloan, a legal academic specialising in family and property law. In this blog, Brian comments on the delayed cap on care costs and cautioning against giving away your property prior to going in to care.
The delay in the cap on care costs
The Care Act 2014 facilitates a cap on the amount that any one individual in England is expected to contribute towards his or her social care costs. This would be a contrast to the current situation, whereby someone with assets (sometimes including a home) of more than £23,250 can be expected to meet the full costs of care. In July 2015, however, the Government announced that the cap would be delayed until April 2020.