Home Care Services: Living Wage

Department of Health written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of James Davies James Davies Conservative, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on the future of the private sector home care industry of the implementation of the national living wage.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Minister of State, Department of Health

The Department has engaged with the social care sector, including care providers, to understand how the introduction of the National Living Wage will affect them. The overall costs of providing social care will be considered as part of the Spending Review later this year.

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