The Times Red Box, 27 June 2017

Andrew Haldenby, Director, wrote an article for The Times Red Box on why reforming how the UK pays for social care is the “most urgent question facing the Welfare State”.

He argued that there are many options available but that introducing compulsory insurance, which working-age people and their employers would pay into, would build up funds to pay for future social care costs. In the short-term, as funds are being built up, funding towards social care could be gained by scrapping the triple lock and the winter fuel allowance.

“How to fund social care is now the most urgent question facing the Welfare State. After the Election debacle, for Theresa May to lead the country towards a new solution would be a superb achievement.”

Read the full article here.