The elderly could save £10,000 a year on nursing home bills thanks to a loophole in the Care Act, according to Mirror Online.

New rules mean if they have the money in savings they will be asked to pay up to £35,000 a year for their place.

But local authorities buying places from providers will have to pay only £25,000.

So if pensioners wanted a place they could save ten grand by asking the council to arrange it and pay through them.

The Care Act became law in May.

And from April 2016 OAPs can ask their council to arrange their place for them.

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