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Government Announce Overhaul Of Fair Deal Scheme

The current system requires farm families and small firm owners to pay 7.5 per cent of the value of their land annually to help to fund a place in a nursing home. 

The changes to the system will see this payment capped at 3 years. 

However, to qualify for the scheme, a family successor will have to continue to operate the farm or business for 6 years. 
 

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