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Are ‘care pensions’ the way ahead for social care?

Are ‘care pensions’ the way ahead for social care?

James Taylor February 22, 2018 0

An insurer’s policy paper, advising the introduction of a ‘care pension’ is gaining some traction. It aims to help tackle the continuing, worsening crisis the country faces in paying for care services. Treasury officials

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Rebel for the aged – how Tory rebels are fighting and winning on social care

Rebel for the aged – how Tory rebels are fighting and winning on social care

James Taylor February 18, 2018 0

This month saw Conservative members of Parliament representing shires across England threatening rebellion. The rebels were deterred. Though some are saying they were victorious. The group, not belonging to any other faction, threatened to

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In a different league – pay gaps at the BBC

In a different league – pay gaps at the BBC

James Taylor February 1, 2018 0

The ongoing row over the pay packets of the BBC’s elite presenters has provoked self-inflicted pay cuts for current affairs stars like Nick Robinson, John Humphrys and Huw Edwards. It has also provided listeners

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Durham Rugby Team Forced to Cancel ‘Miners Strike’ Social

Durham Rugby Team Forced to Cancel ‘Miners Strike’ Social

James Taylor November 28, 2017 0

Newsflash! It has been revealed that University rugby teams are not actually comprised of thoughtful people who place civility and good conduct at a premium. This week saw the cancellation of a Durham University’s

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Budget 2017: Social Care Forgotten

Budget 2017: Social Care Forgotten

James Taylor November 24, 2017 0

“Over a million of our elderly aren’t receiving the care they need and over £6 billion will have been cut from social care budgets by next March. I hope the honourable member begins to

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Do We Need a Death-tax to Fund Social Care?

Do We Need a Death-tax to Fund Social Care?

James Taylor April 28, 2017 1

‘We need a death-tax to fund social care.’ So says Camilla Cavendish – that’s Baroness Cavendish of Little Venice to you and me – a prominent former policy advisor to David Cameron and a

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Brexit Triggered – Europe Unified?

Brexit Triggered – Europe Unified?

James Taylor March 30, 2017 0

Sounding increasingly like a forlorn lover, Donald Tusk today delivered a press conference in response to the submission of article 50 and the countdown of the Brexit clock proper. Following lengthy laments at Britain’s

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Corbyn: A Discredited Leader Who Needs to Go

Corbyn: A Discredited Leader Who Needs to Go

James Taylor March 10, 2017 0

Professor Stephen Hawking has this week put his neck out, to the extent that he can, to call for the resignation of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader on the basis that he “has allowed

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