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Dilnot diluted

Jeremy Hunt’s recent announcement about social care funding has been met with a mixture of cautious relief that something is being done to tackle the crisis, and disappointment that Dilnot’s more generous proposals are not being fully implemented.

Social care funding...

Where’s welfare going?

Welfare has borne the brunt of the coalition’s austerity cuts and George Osborne threatens that another £10 billion will be slashed after the next election, should the Conservatives remain in office.

Plenty for the Opposition to get its teeth stuck into...

Age-old lessons

If the polls are to be believed, cutting welfare is very popular.

YouGov reports that fewer than a third of Labour voters and just 3 per cent of Conservatives oppose it. This places the left in a terrible bind, not least because the public...

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