Up to a million care workers set to benefit from new National Living Wage

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Chancellor’s Autumn Statement must address the looming £1.4bn ‘pay crunch’ in social care Up to a million care workers are set to benefit from the new National Living Wage (NLW), but a combination of rising costs, a growing workforce and reduced funding will create a ‘pay crunch’ that the Chancellor must address in his Autumn … Continued

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Over 700,000 care workers set to benefit from new ‘National Living Wage’ – but extra funding essential or services will suffer

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The new National Living Wage (NLW) will deliver a welcome pay rise to between 700,000 and one million frontline care workers by 2020, according to new analysis published today (Sunday) by the independent think-tank the Resolution Foundation. The Foundation – which earlier this year called for and costed a plan to make social care a … Continued

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Almost a million care jobs in the UK pay below living wage

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Think-tank sets out a roadmap to a Living Wage for care workers Two thirds of all care jobs in the UK (930,000 in total) paid below the living wage last year, according to a new report published today (Tuesday) by independent think-tank the Resolution Foundation. The Resolution Foundation report, the culmination of a year-long investigation … Continued

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Failure to pay minimum wage leaves care workers £130m out of pocket

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Social care workers are losing out on £130 million a year due to pay rates that are in breach of the National Minimum Wage, according to new analysis published today (Monday) by the independent think-tank the Resolution Foundation. The analysis – part of a major investigation into improving pay in social care that will conclude … Continued

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White Paper sets out bold roadmap for care

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Embargo: Immediate 30.03.10 White Paper sets bold roadmap for care 20 organisations who are members of the Care and Support Alliance today gave a broad welcome to the Government’s plans for developing a National Care Service but urged more detail and warned that reform of social care needed to be made a priority very early … Continued

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