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Social care: Search how your MP voted on care cap 'con' that affects poorest


Labour said the reforms act as a tax on ordinary working people, leaving the poorest to pay more for their care

Tory MPs wined and dined with millionaire donors at their party’s winter fundraising ball in London as they voted for social care reforms that will affect the poorest in England.

On Monday night, MPs voted for the “con” reform with a 26 majority, 272 in favour and 246 against the new clause 49 that has been added to the Health and Care Bill.

A further 69 Tory MPs abstained, some might have not been able to vote, while others might be refusing to back the changes.

Sir Andrew Dilnot, the architect of the social care cap was “disappointed” with the changes that were sneaked in last week as MPs debated Tory sleaze.

Using the graph from the Health Foundation below he said people with less than £186,000 in assets would be affected.








Graph showing people’s maximum exposure to care costs for the current system, the Care Act and the Government’s proposed approach
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Health Foundation)



And Labour have said the reforms act as a tax on ordinary working people, leaving the poorest to pay more for their care.

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