Plans have been put forward to double the amount people have to pay towards long term care in Jersey.

The Long Term Care (LTC) contributions would increase from 1% to 2% of a working persons income from January 2020 if the States approve the plans.

Having been established in 2014 at 0.5% of a persons income, the LTC payments provide support for people who need help for the rest of their lives. Ever since, the contributions have increased.

2014

LTC fund was set up, fully funded by the states.

2015

LTC payments were introduced with people who pay income tax contributing 0.5% of their income.

2016

Payments increased to 1%

Plans are expected to increase Long Term Contribution rates to 3% in the next thirty years.

The States are set to debate the proposal on 26 November.

For a full explanation of Long Term Care contributions, read more here.