Tory refusal to come clean on dementia tax is "holding public in contempt"

Tory plans to force the sale of family homes to pay for social care are still in chaos and disarray. Just days after health secretary Jeremy Hunt argued that a cap on costs was not fair and the manifesto had been “completely explicit” that it had been dropped, the Conservatives have attempted to stem the flow of critcism the policy received without providing any details. Amber Rudd now admits the Conservatives are "not sure" what any future cap on social care will be.

Jackie Porter with Win
Jackie Porter with Win, a local resident

Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary Norman Lamb said:

“The refusal of the Conservatives to tell us what the cap on social care costs will be shows they are holding the public in contempt.

"Theresa May must stop flip-flopping and do what her party had committed to, implement a £72,000 cap on care. 

“Conservative plans for a dementia tax are cruel and not properly thought through. It shows Theresa May is taking people for granted.
"The Liberal Democrats will keep campaigning to scrap the Dementia Tax and ensure no-one has to face catastrophic costs to pay for their care.

Jackie Porter, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Winchester and Chandler's Ford, added:

"The uncertainty caused by the Conservatives' refusal to provide any details for this worrying policy is one of the main issues that residents of Winchester & Chandler's Ford have brought up with me in this election campaign. It is wrong to call an election and then refuse to clearly set out your plans and despite all the talk and attempted back-tracking they still won't say clearly what they want to do."

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