Carer's Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered at on 17 June 2022.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Labour/Co-operative, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will hold discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on securing an increase in Carers Allowance.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith Assistant Whip, The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Carer’s Allowance was uprated in April 2022 by 3.1% in line with the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) as measured by the CPI for the previous September. The Secretary of State’s annual review of benefits will commence in the autumn and the Carer’s Allowance rate for 2023/24 will be announced to Parliament following the completion of her review in November.

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