In a heated exchange of views in the House of Commons Jeremy Corbyn told Theresa May to put care over profit.

Mr Corbyn said, “The CQC [Care Quality Commission] said last year there is too much poor care. A fifth of care providers require improvement. Year after year private sector care providers are letting down our elderly.”

For a long time now care sector leaders have been calling on the government to provide more funding, but it appears to have fallen on deaf ears. Mr Corbyn also questioned Theresa May about the outsourcing of NHS services to the private sector. The Prime Minister responded by saying that it was this government that had put in place the steps to ensure the quality of care provided was being looked into.