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