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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.