Arguably the most headline-grabbing aspect of the Conservative Party manifesto was the inclusion of a proposal which would see people who need social care at home pay for such support until their total assets reach a floor of £100,000. Referred to in the media and by rival parties as a ‘dementia tax’, critics argued that the issue would particularly impact on families where parents develop conditions such as dementia which mean that social care is essential. This in turn would also reduce the inheritance received by that person’s children. Following the concerns, the Prime Minister reacted by stating that a cap on the total amount that people would pay would be introduced, although no figure has been provided as it will only be finalised after consultation. Given its prominence in the election campaign this is likely to be one of the main proposals to move forward in the first few months. Read more on our reaction to the "dementia tax". Published: 9 June 2017 Sign up to receive a moment of clarity A moment of clarity June 2017 What next for Private Wealth post the general election? A look at key policies in the Conservative manifesto. Probate fees Social Care: "Dementia tax" Planning for later life Power of attorney Dementia tax Planning for later life brochure (pdf) For general enquiries 0370 1500 100 Or we can call you back at a time of your choice Request a call back Phone lines open 24/7, 365 days a year Contact us today For a free initial consultation Freephone 0370 1500 100 Prefer not to call? Use our form Your name* Your email* Your phone number* How can we help?* Enquiry type Court Of Protection Crime & Investigations Divorce & Family Law Solicitors Employment Law Conveyancing & Property Solicitors Medical Negligence Claims Personal Injury Claims Protecting Your Rights Wills, Trusts & Estates Solicitors This data will only be used by Irwin Mitchell for processing your query and for no other purpose.