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Social care plays a vital role in society, but it is under-funded in terms of care provision, and one of the lowest-paid sectors in the economy. Our work focuses on delivering a sustainable long-term future for social care, including better pay and conditions for care staff.

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Tackling Britain’s care crisis

What would a cross-party, long-term plan look like?

How can we push forward a sustainable solution to Britain’s care crisis? Event with speakers including former Deputy Prime Minister Damian Green, former Shadow Minister for Care Liz Kendall, and…
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Baby boomers are going to have to pay more tax on their wealth to fund health and social care

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In the past decade a new issue has entered British politics – fairness between the generations. It straddles the conventional political divide. The Prime Minister has spoken of “a growing…
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The Prime Minister changes direction on social care. But will the cap fit?

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Big election announcements on social care have a habit of coming back to bite you. As we pointed out in our reaction to the Conservative manifesto last week, proposals floated…
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Sticking plasters are welcome but, for the sake of all generations, a long-term solution for social care is required

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The day after a Budget is the traditional time for commentators to form a view on just who the winners and losers really are. From this perspective, it would be…
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Publications

Rising to the challenge: early evidence on the introduction of the National Living Wage in the social care sector

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While broadly welcomed by business, the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) – the new higher minimum wage for workers aged 25 and over – has sparked some concerns…
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Budgeting for the National Living Wage in the social care sector

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The centrepiece of the 2015 Summer Budget – the National Living Wage (NLW) ‘premium’ on the minimum wage for those aged 25 and over – has been rightly welcomed by…
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As if we cared: the costs and benefits of a living wage for social care workers

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This report is the culmination of a year-long investigation into pay and conditions in social care, and the first authoritative study of the costs and benefits of moving to a living…
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The scale of minimum wage underpayment in social care

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There is increasing recognition that a better deal for the workforce will be essential to the quality and sustainability of social care provision in the UK, but so far there…
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