MPs to debate 'rushed through' care bill

Government plans to overhaul care are to be debated in the House of Commons today, amid criticism from doctors about certain aspects being "rushed through".

The Care Bill includes plans to give greater powers to a trust special administrator (TSA) and cap the cost of care to stop people having to sell their homes.

But the British Medical Association said TSAs will be empowered to also make changes in neighbouring trusts without consulting patients, clinicians, or the public.

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Labour claims pensioners 'face care bill of £150,000'

Caps on the cost of care in old age could be more than double what was expected in new measures proposed by the Government, according to Labour. Calculations produced by the Labour Party show that pensioners could have to spend over £150,000 on care.