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Elderly care funding faces shake-up

The government could be considering a change in the way care for the elderly in England is paid for, with a possible limit on how much families have to pay before they receive assistance.

On Thursday Liberal Democrat MP Paul Burstow suggested some of the funding should come from means-testing the winter fuel allowance, although David Cameron said the benefit would not be touched.

Chris Buckler reports.

  • 03 Jan 2013
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