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NU backs dissenting commissioners

Norwich Union has backed the Royal Commission&#39s note of dissent on the funding of long term care.


The life office says that it believes that a partnership scheme for meeting care costs is the way forward.


Norwich Union life and pensions group director Philip Scott says: &#34We welcome the Commission&#39s input into the funding debate. However, there are practical difficulties with its central recommendation to continue to charge for accomodation costs while making all nursing care free.&#34


Scott says that this will still mean that care costs on average £12,500 a year.

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