Free personal care costs in Scotland rising just ahead of inflation as population ages

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John Robertson
Free personal care costs in Scotland rising just ahead of inflation as population ages

(c) North Edinburgh News Just to keep things in proportion as the increased costs of free personal care become the latest weapon in the anti-independence armoury, see this in the Scotsman today: ‘Free personal care funding in Scotland soars to £500 million. The sum spent on implementing the flagship policy at home rose from £267m in 2007/08 to £379 in 2016/17 in 2016/17.’ https://www.scotsman.com/news/health/free-personal-care-funding-in-scotland-soars-to-500-million-1-4776454 That’s a 41.9% increase but we need to set it against inflation in the same period.…

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John Robertson
Free personal care costs in Scotland rising just ahead of inflation as population ages