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Carer's Allowance

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 91990, tabled on 13 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to increase carer's allowance.

Answered on

20 December 2021

The rate of Carer’s Allowance will increase to £69.70 from April 2022. This increases means that, since 2010 it will have increased from £53.90 to £69.70 a week, providing an additional £800 a year for carers.

Between 2021/22 and 2026/27 real terms expenditure on Carer’s Allowance is forecast to increase by two-fifths (around £1.3 billion). By 2026/27, the Government is forecast to spend just under £4.4billion a year on Carer’s Allowance.