Ministers plot death tax raid on estates to pay social care bill: Proposals lead to Tories being accused of 'sheer hypocrisy

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‘A compulsory ‘death tax’ to pay for elderly care is being considered by ministers, it was claimed yesterday.

Whitehall sources said the Cabinet Office is looking at imposing a levy on people’s estates to be taken after their death.

Although Treasury minister Jane Ellison ruled out the proposal during a Commons debate, Downing Street declined to deny it was being considered.’

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