Boris Johnson has pledged that no-one will have to sell their house to pay for social care under a Conservative government, as he announced a £5 billion cash injection to ease the current funding crisis.
The Prime Minister will “end the injustice” of people having to sell their family home by seeking a cross-party agreement on how to pay for the soaring costs of caring for the elderly and disabled.
Think it through for a moment.
Someone who does not buy a house but stick the money into a pension will have to pay for their social care. Someone who buys instead of pensions will not. Why is that fair?
Now, if you were to say that no one should have to pay for social care I’d insist you’re wrong but you’re being reasonable. But why the house among all possible investments and lifetime spendings?