Labour accuses Tories of reviving ‘dementia tax’ after minister’s property remarks

Social care minister Jackie Doyle-Price said at Tory conference homes should not be seen as assets for parents to pass to children

Homes should not be seen as assets for parents to pass to their children, a Conservative minister has said in new footage recorded from the party’s conference, which Labour said resurrected the idea of a “dementia tax”.

The social care minister, Jackie Doyle-Price, told a fringe meeting that many older people were “sitting in homes that really are too big for their needs” and said the party was still looking to make reforms to funding social care.

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