Inheritance tax to pay for care

Thousands more people are likely to be hit with inheritance tax to pay for an extension in state support for elderly care.

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Campaigners criticise plans over capping care bills

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced plans to cap bills for long-term care in old age at £75,000 in England, in a £1 billion move to be funded by dragging more people into the inheritance tax net.

Campaigners voiced disappointment at the level of the cap - more than double the £35,000 recommended by the independent Dilnot Commission in 2011.

ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen reports:

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