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Call for deferred payment scheme for care costs

7 November 2013 Last updated at 09:42 GMT

A national deferred payment scheme to help people pay for their social care costs in old age should be created, according to local councillors in England.

The Local Government Association (LGA) says that ministers could set up a company to lend money which would be paid back from a person's estate when they die.

Several local authorities run such a system but the LGA wants a nationwide scheme.

Michael Buchanan reports.

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