Carer's Allowance: Uprating

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 6th December 2022.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the impact of the decision to uprate the earnings limit of Carer's Allowance below the September 2022 rate of the consumer price index on carers' incomes.

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The weekly Carer’s Allowance earnings limit will be increased from £132 to £139 net from April 2023. This increase of 5.5% is in line with growth in Average Weekly Earnings for the year to May-July 2022 as published by the Office for National Statistics. The rate of Carer’s Allowance will increase by 10.1% in line with the increase in the Consumer Prices Index in the year to September 2022, as will the relevant rates of Universal Credit for carers.

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