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Caring for older people
Louise Morse

Pensioners contribute £billions more to the Exchequer than the cost of Social Care – so why aren’t they getting it?

Once again, older people are being presented as an economic burden on society. The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, under pressure to produce the long delayed Green Paper on Social Care funding, has warned that taxes will have to keep rising for years to come to cover the cost of caring for Britain’s ageing population. (Cue intergenerational warfare.)

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