Written Question on Social Services: Minimum Wage

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Date Title Questioner
3 May 2018, 3:32 p.m. Kwasi Kwarteng (Conservative - Spelthorne) Kwasi Kwarteng (Conservative - Spelthorne)

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support is available to social care providers to implement the change in guidance on the national minimum wage and national living wage for sleep-in shifts for care workers.

Answered by Caroline Dinenage - Minister of State (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

Through the National Living Wage, the Government is making sure that pay is fair in all sectors, including social care.

The Government has already invested an additional £2 billion to put social care on a more stable footing and alleviate short-term pressures across the health and care system.

The Government is committed to working with local government and the provider sector to ensure that local authorities understand the costs associated with the National Living Wage when negotiating fee rates.

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