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Archive for April, 2017

THE DEATH KNELL FOR THE DEATH TAX

Is it a “U turn” or something else? • The predicted “Death Knell” in the governments intended death tax happened last night. The savage rises in probate fees are no more, or at least for the present! • The coup de grace took place yesterday when ministers announced that they would not be pushing ahead…
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IS THE GOVERNMENTS GREEN PAPER DOOMED FOLLOWING THE DECISION TO HOLD A SNAP ELECTION?

· A surprise indeed that we are all heading for the polls only two years after the last election. The question is will it change anything in the adult social care system. · The last election did because shortly after being elected David Cameron postponed the Care Cap he campaigned on until 2020 at the…
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ARE ROBOTS THE FUTURE IN RESPECT OF ELDERLY CARE?

· The latest message of doom in the care system came but a few days ago from the Chairman of the Home Care Association. He said the system was close to collapse. This mirrors Age UK’s prediction that the adult social care system will begin to collapse this year. · The number of over 75’s…
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DISABLED/VULNERABLE CHILDREN v MENTAL CAPACITY ACT?

Vulnerable children and their transition to adulthood It will come as a surprise to some parents and carers to discover that they do not have the automatic right to make decisions for their older teenagers and adult children with Special Educational Needs. The Mental Capacity Act (2005) is designed to protect and empower individuals who…
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THE DEATH KNELL FOR THE DEATH TAX?

Having reported recently on the proposed increase in Probate fees to help fund the running of the courts and tribunals system a problem has arisen. An influential Parliamentary committee, named the Parliamentary joint committee on Statutory Instruments says that the Lord Chancellor’s decision to increase Probate fees in some cases by up to 129 times…
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SELF FUNDERS PAY SO MUCH MORE?

Further evidence of crisis in the long term elderly care system was revealed last week with a report from the Commons Committee on Communities and Local Government. The report did not say anything which was not already known but the extent of the problem was more serious than expected. What was said was that self…
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