No surprises here in this post-election government U-turn. Particularly when there was no plan as to how to pay for the giveaway.
The government says its flagship polic to cap care costs in England will be delayed until 2020. Costs were to be limited to £72,000 for the over-65s and younger adults with disabilities from April 2016. The Department of Health said it was still "firmly committed" to the cap, but questions are now being raised whether the policy needs rethinking. The move came after councils wrote to ministers asking for a delay because of the "enormous pressures" they faced.