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Tories to cut winter fuel payments for wealthiest pensioners as they launch manifesto | The Independent

Conservatives are not expected to say how much extra cash will be put into easing the day-to-day care crisis

Theresa May will take the controversial step of taking away winter fuel payments of up to £300 from wealthier pensioners – but also drop plans for an overall ‘cap’ on costs payable by those receiving care.

Unveiling the Conservative manifesto, the Prime Minister will claim she is finally getting to grips with what she will call the “fundamental unfairness” of Britain’s social care system.

If re-elected, the Tories would do what David Cameron never dared, by means-testing the annual fuel payments so popular with the pensioners who are the bedrock of the party’s support, with the cash diverted to social care.

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Sorgente: Tories to cut winter fuel payments for wealthiest pensioners as they launch manifesto | The Independent

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