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Health Services and Social Service: Pay

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 914248, tabled on 25 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure adequate pay levels for health and social care staff.

Answered on

13 April 2021

The independent Pay Review Bodies (PRBs) will make a recommendation on pay for National Health Service staff in the spring. In reaching their recommendations the PRBs will take into account the cost of living and inflation, recruitment and retention, morale and motivation, affordability and value for the taxpayer.  The Department works closely with HM Treasury when submitting evidence to the PRBs.

Social care pay is set by care providers. We expect local authorities to pay providers a fair rate for care to enable fair levels of workforce pay.

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