Payment for social care has posed a challenge to all political parties over many years because it is recognized as a high octane political issue. Mr Hancocks plan should be considered on merit as there does not appear to be any other proposals on the table. The proposal to pay into a second pension may well be of benefit to younger people, but for those who are retired it says little about how their care needs are to be met.
The Government is expected to publish a Green Paper, a preliminary report, on social care shortly. This should show whether Mr Hancock’s plan is being further developed.
Albert Cook BA, MA & Fellow Charted Quality Institute
Bettal Quality Consultancy