Rishi Sunak ‘refusing to sign off extra cash for social care reform until Boris Johnson comes up with a full plan to solve all the system’s problems’
Boris Johnson under fire after failing to include social care fix in Queen’s SpeechRishi Sunak said to be refusing to sign off on extra cash to pay for major reformChancellor reportedly wants PM to provide plan to fix all the system’s problems
Rishi Sunak is refusing to sign off on extra cash to pay for social care reform until Boris Johnson provides him with a plan capable of solving all of the system’s problems, it was claimed today.
The Chancellor has reportedly told the Prime Minister that he needs to set out proposals to fix a wide array of social care issues, with the Treasury not willing to pay for a partial solution.
The PM favours introducing a cap on care costs which would enable the Tories to deliver on a manifesto commitment that people should not have to sell their homes to pay for care.
But Mr Sunak is concerned the cap will not be enough on its own to put the system onto a sustainable footing, according to The Times.
Boris Johnson, pictured in Downing Street today, is under fire after he failed to include a plan to fix the nation’s social care crisis in the Queen’s Speech
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has reportedly told the Prime Minister that he needs to set out proposals to fix a wide array of social care issues before the Treasury will release funding