Health and Care Professions Council: Registration Fees

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:00 pm on 14th March 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South 3:00 pm, 14th March 2019

In considering that, we have to remember that a lot of those workers’ salaries—for want of a better term—have in some instances been frozen since 2010, while in some instances they may have increased by 1% or 2%. With inflation at about 2% over that period, that is roughly an 18% cut in wages. Add the increased fee, and those workers are carrying a heavy burden that they should not have to carry. Adequate funding should be provided, rather than finding it by using hidden taxation methods. We all know that nurses and so forth in some of our hospitals have to pay car park charges. Given all those hidden costs, these workers are quite frankly bearing the brunt of the recession.