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Two commissioners publish dissenting report

Two members of the Royal Commission on Long Term Care have published a dissenting note from the main report. They do not want to split the costs of nursing and hotel costs. They say that splitting the two components will simply see the taxpayer paying for better off pensioners.


Oxfam chairman Joel Joffe and The Economist public policy editor David Lipsey argue that the Government should look for ways to help people to stay in their homes.

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