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The long wait for clarity continues

Long-term care providers face another year on tenterhooks due to a series of proposed legislation changes needing clarity.

The Treasury report looking into ways of attracting a wider audience to LTC insurance, commissioned in Dec ember 1999, still has no publication date.

The industry is also waiting on a consultation document for LTC and the bill for social care outlined in the Queen&#39s speech has yet to be published.

Norwich Union LTC strategy manager Sandy John stone says it is a critical time for providers as, during a period of expectation, everyone is inclined to wait until things are clearer.

Johnstone says: “My special wish for the new year would be to get some actual dates and for the Government to fulfil its promises about when these three perceived legislations will be published so the industry can get on with responding to them in the best way we can.”

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