This House of Commons Library briefing paper looks at the forthcoming Green Paper on
social care for adults.
In the March 2017 Budget, the Conservative Government said that it would publish a Green Paper on social care, in order to allow a public consultation to be held. This followed the decision in July 2015 to postpone the introduction of a cap on lifetime social care charges and a more generous means-test that had been proposed by the “Dilnot Commission” and accepted in principle by the then Coalition Government.
During the subsequent 2017 General Election campaign, the Conservative Party made a manifesto commitment to introduce the Green Paper as well as a number of pledges regarding how individuals pay for social care.