Closed petition Increase Carer's Allowance to equal 35 hours at the National Living Wage
Carer's Allowance is only just over £67.60 per week. A minimum of 35 hours a week caring is required to qualify, which works out at under £2 an hour. This should be increased to equal 35 hours pay at the National Living Wage.
Carers give up their jobs to look after their loved ones because it's needed! If they didn't do this, these people would have to go into care which would cost so much more! Carers take the strain off the NHS. They have a tough life with the sacrifices they have to make already, without having the added burden of financial hardship.
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Carer's allowance to be debated by MPs
On Wednesday 30 March, MPs will take part in a Westminster Hall debate on carer's allowance. The debate will be led by Karl Turner MP. The debate will start at 2:30pm and last for up to 90 minutes.
Watch the debate here on Wednesday: https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/1cc2eace-1e7d-4886-84bb-7733899cf015
You'll be able to read a transcript of the debate a few hours after it happens: https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2022-03-30
The House of Commons Library will also publish a research briefing on this issue before the debate: https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cdp-2022-0071/
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Westminster Hall is the second chamber of the House of Commons. Westminster Hall debates give MPs an opportunity to raise local and national issues and receive a response from a government minister. Westminster Hall debates are general debates that do not end in a vote.
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