Policy paper

Government responds to Charging for Residential Accommodation Guide (CRAG) consultation

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The government has published its response to the consultation, Charging for Residential Accommodation Guide (CRAG) 2010.



The government conducted a consultation in 2010 on areas of the current charging arrangements for residential social care. The consultation covered:

  • The treatment of personal injury compensation awards
  • The treatment of single premium investment bonds carrying an element of life insurance
  • Introducing a disregard for pre-paid funeral plans
  • Deferred self top-ups during the 12 week property disregard period

The government has decided to consider these proposals as part of the wider work on reform of care and support funding, rather than proceed with them separately.