SOCIAL CARE – NEW FUNDING ARRANGEMENTS

New arrangement for funding social care costs were announced in September 2021:

Means-tested contributions:

  • Pay for all care if assets > £100K
  • Start contributing if assets > £20K
  • Sliding scale if assets £20K – £100K

Cap on lifetime contributions:

  • Lifetime cap of £86K
  • Government pays care costs above this level
  • Cap covers care costs but not accommodation, food etc

The new arrangements will take effect from April 2022.