To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will raise the threshold for carer's allowance to take into account increases in the national minimum wage.
11 April 2016
The earnings limit for Carer’s Allowance which is not linked to the number of hours worked is currently £110 per week (net of certain expenses). It was increased to £110 in April 2015 – an increase of nearly 8%, which far outstripped the growth in earnings.
The Government keeps the earnings limit under review and keeps under consideration whether an increase in the threshold is warranted and affordable.