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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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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Four crucial questions raised by Government’s childcare reforms

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The government’s focus on childcare is welcome but the Resolution Foundation has serious concerns that the introduction of tax relief for childcare, as has been reported, will benefit those on higher incomes more than those for whom childcare costs present the greatest barriers to employment. Experience with employer supported childcare vouchers, which already offer tax … Continued

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