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Govt delays plans for £72,000 cap on social care costs

The Government is delaying plans to introduce a £72,000 cap on social care costs by four years until April 2020, the Department of Health has announced.

The £72,000 cap on social care costs is to be delayed by four years. Credit: PA

The announcement follows a recent warning from adult social care chiefs that care for older and vulnerable people needs to be protected in the face of £1.1 billion budget cuts.

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