'For sale' signs
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Social care: Inheritance tax freeze expected

Thousands more people will have to pay inheritance tax to help fund long-awaited social care reforms in England, ministers will announce on Monday.

The inheritance tax threshold is to be frozen at £325,000 for individuals and £650,000 for couples for three years from 2015.

That will help to fund plans including an expected cap of £75,000 on the costs people in England have to pay for care.

Labour said that would be "a small step forward for some people".

Iain Watson reports.

Go to next video: Hunt: 'Homes should not fund care'