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This paragraph from an article in The Telegraph about the impending failure of Souther Cross Care homes – and whether taxpayers’ money should be used to bail them out – immediately caught my eye:
Southern Cross, which made a £311 million loss in the six months to the end of March, has blamed its problems on reduced council spending on long-term care. The group announced this week that it will be forced to cut the rent it pays to the landlords of the homes it runs by 30% for four months.