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The Commission on Funding of Care and Support, chaired by Andrew Dilnot, reported in July 2011. It recommended the introduction of a £35,000 cap to individual contributions to the cost of social care. The government announced in February 2013 that it would introduce a cap, which the March 2013 Budget set at £72,000 from 2016.
The Care Bill receives its second reading in the House of Lords on 21 May. It is largely on the draft Care and Support Bill, which received pre-legislative scrutiny in parliament in 2012-13. It modernises the legal framework for social care, implements the proposals in the Dilnot report and takes forward some elements of the government's response to the Francis report.
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