Correspondence

Delay in the implementation of the cap on care costs

Care and Support Minister Alistair Burt announces that the implementation of the cap on care costs will be delayed until April 2020.

Detail

In response to concerns expressed by the Local Government Association and many other stakeholders about the timetable for implementing the cap on care costs in April 2016, the government has decided to delay its implementation until 2020.

The delay will allow time to be taken to ensure that everyone is ready to introduce the new system and to look at what more can be done to support people with the costs of care.