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Home Care Services: Living Wage

Question for Department of Health

UIN 11609, tabled on 13 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on the future of the private sector home care industry of the implementation of the national living wage.

Answered on

21 October 2015

The Department has engaged with the social care sector, including care providers, to understand how the introduction of the National Living Wage will affect them. The overall costs of providing social care will be considered as part of the Spending Review later this year.