§ Lord Lipsey
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Why pension funds are not allowed to offer long-term care benefits in lieu of part of their annuity payments to policyholders. [HL838]
§ Lord McIntosh of Haringey
Successive governments have not thought it appropriate to include long-term care benefits in a tax regime which aims to encourage people to save for an income in retirement. The Royal Commission under the chairmanship of Professor Sir Stuart Sutherland also came to this conclusion.