Elderly care should be funded by families, not the state

Mark Littlewood and Ruth Porter speak to BBC Radio 5 Live

In response to the Dilnot report which suggests that elderly care should be capped at £35,000, Ruth Porter and Mark Littlewood spoke to Radio 5 Live discussing the issue. They argued that the cap was unrealistic given the demographic timebomb of our ageing population, saying that responsibility should lie with the individual families involved rather than on the state. People will have to start planning ahead for old age and consider selling their property to finance their care.

Listen to Mark Littlewood here (starts at 2:06:00)

Listen to Ruth Porter here (starts at 13:30) and here (starts at 16:02).

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