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Care Workers: Pay

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 131435, tabled on 7 March 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on additional funding to help meet the sleep-in back pay liability for care providers.

Answered on

14 March 2018

The Secretary of State meets with a range of ministers from across Government, to discuss a range of issues.

The Government recognises the pressure on the sleep-in sector caused by back pay liabilities and is exploring options to minimise any impact on the sector; officials from across Government are engaged in regular discussions on the matter.

The Government is committed to ensuring that the social care sector is stable, both for those receiving care and for care workers.