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Care homes have been applying unfair charges and over-the-top fees for self-funders, an official review shows.
The Competition and Market Authority found some homes had applied large upfront costs and charged families for weeks after their relatives had died. 
The watchdog also highlighted how those paying for themselves were charged much more than council-funded residents.
The average weekly charge for self-funders was £846 - 40% more than local authority rates.
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