Prime Minister Teresa May slaps down Jackie Doyle-Price over “Dementia Tax”

Lyn Doyle

PRIME Minister Theresa May said it is ‘fair and right’ the elderly can pass their homes down to their family creating distance from Thurrock MP’s Jackie Doyle-Price.

The PM’s spokesman said: ‘We have said that where there are care bills that it is right that where people can contribute that they do so.

‘Where the Prime Minister is also clear is that where people have worked hard all their lives they should be able to pass that on to their children.’

Tory minister Jackie Doyle-Price has reignited the ‘dementia tax’ row that destroyed Theresa May’s election campaign by warning the elderly their homes are not assets to pass on.

He added: ‘It’s fair and right that where people have worked hard all their lives to build up these assets they can be passed on.
‘This is a complex issue with an ageing population. The government has said it will be bringing forward proposals in due course and that’s what we will do.

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