Further, this sits ill with John Major's other expressed wish - to get rid of inheritance tax. This would make inheritance a lottery. Those who died without needing long-term care would be able to pass on all their wealth, but those who spent a long time in care would leave nothing beyond pounds 10,000.
Would it not be better to have an effective inheritance tax and use it to pay (or part pay) for care of those who need it? A society in which inheritance becomes more and more significant risks increasing the already highly damaging wealth differences in the country.
G W Alderton
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