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Conference meets with MPs to push LTC cause

The Continuing Care Conference, an umbrella group of insurers, charities

and health providers, has met with MPs and peers in a bid to keep long-term

care on the political agenda.

The CCC told the all-party working group on older people it is anxious for

the Government to address the issue as it is a year since the royal

commission delivered its recommendation on LTC.

It believes the Government has not gone far enough despite fulfilling its

manifesto promise to hold a royal commission.

The CCC says it wants the Government to demonstrate its concern for the

welfare of older people and act on the issue in the comprehensive spending

review this summer.

CCC chairman Dr Chai Patel says: “Today&#39s older people need to know what

care they can expect to receive and how it will be funded. We urge the

Government to use the comprehensive spending review and the promised White

Paper to demonstrate its imagination, fairness and concern for the welfare

of older people.”


Seminars aim to help IFAs check FSAVC sales

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Powerful Pru backs fight for polarisation

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Misys sets the trend as commission is slashed

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Labour may link MPPI with benefits system

The Government&#39s Green Paper on housing is looking at integrating mortgagepayment protection insurance and the benefits system.The CML welcomes the paper but says IFAs should not take this as a signalto sell MPPI to lower-income groups. The CML says some low- incomeindividuals may have alternative protection provided by the state toprevent them falling behind on […]


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