Social care: Inheritance tax freeze expected
Thousands more people will have to pay inheritance tax to help fund long-awaited social care reforms in England, ministers will announce on Monday.
The inheritance tax threshold is to be frozen at £325,000 for individuals and £650,000 for couples for three years from 2015.
That will help to fund plans including an expected cap of £75,000 on the costs people in England have to pay for care.
Labour said that would be "a small step forward for some people".
Iain Watson reports.
11 Feb 2013
- From the section UK Politics