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Care and State Pension Reforms (CASPeR)

Understanding the interactions between state pension and long-term care reforms in Great Britain

A collaborative project between the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI), the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the London School of Economics (LSE), funded over two years by the Nuffield Foundation, investigating the long-term impacts of both long term care and state pension reforms and their potential interactions.

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Major reforms to state pensions have been implemented (April 2016) and the long-term care reforms which were also planned to be implemented in 2016 have been postponed (now planned for 2020) in Great Britain and England respectively. Their combined effects have received little attention despite interactions between the two systems. The long-term effects of both sets of reforms will depend on how details of the systems are set in the intervening years, and on how policies in other parts of the welfare system evolve. The project investigates the long-term impacts of alternative ways in which current pensions and long-term care financing reforms may evolve over the next 40 years to ensure that that there is widespread appreciation of the implications of any changes that may have significant long-term effects.

Analysis of the combined effects of the reforms can inform long-term care policy in Scotland and Wales as well as England. We compare the cumulative effects of small, incremental and less noticeable changes (e.g. uprating for inflation) with equivalent cost but more visible step changes in system parameters (e.g. changes to the level of the cap in long-term care). For this, we are developing and applying linked computer models of pensions and long-term care finance that each of the three organisations involved have developed and applied over many years.

December 2018 - Interactions between state pension and long-term care reforms: a summary of further findings

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To download the executive summary, please click here.

 

December 2018 - The costs and trade-offs of reforming long-term care for older people

To download the press release, please click here. 

 

July 2018 - Care and State Pension Reform:The interaction of inflation indices

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April 2018 - The Conservative Party manifesto proposal to include housing wealth in the means test for home care: how might it affect public spending on long-term care for older people?

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April 2018 - Projecting the costs of local authority funded home care for older people: the impacts of potential expansion of the eligibility criteria

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March 2018 - Health and Communities and Local Government Select Committees joint inquiry into long-term funding of social care

To download the CASPER teams response to the inquiry, please click here.

 

March 2018 - Indicative revenue effects on pensions and pensioners

To download the technical note, please click here.

 

April 2017 -  Care and State Pension Reform (CASPeR) Executive Summary

To download the Executive Summary, please click here.  

 

December 2016 - Care and State Pension Reform - Interactions between state and pension long-term care reforms: a summary of findings 

To download the findings report please click here and to download the technical report please click here. The press release is available to download here. 

 

October 2016 - Long-term care financing: should the planned cap on liability to meet care costs be uniform across England?

To download the Briefing Note please click here. The press release is available to download here.

 

June 2016 -  Long-term care funding - a comparison between England, Wales and Scotland

To download the report please click here. The press release is available to download here.

 

April 2016 -  The Impact of Postponement of Reforms to Long-Term Care Financing in England

To read the blog, please click here.

 

February 2016 -  The Impact of Postponement of Reforms to Long-Term Care Financing in England

To download the Briefing Note please click here. The press release is available to download here.

 

November 2015 - Interactions between state pension and long-term care reforms: an overview

To download the report please click here. The press release is available to download here.

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