Care Homes Minimum Wage

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4364
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The Low Pay Commission has revealed that cuts in council funding mean that rising numbers of care firms are breaking the law by employing workers at below the minimum wage - will you address this through your Carers Advisory Group?

Answer

Answer for Care Homes Minimum Wage

Answer for Care Homes Minimum Wage

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Carers Advisory Group is not the appropriate forum to discuss this issue, as the remit of the Group covers unpaid carers only. The Group's definition of a carer is someone who looks after a disabled, ill or older relative, friend or neighbour, and does so in an unpaid capacity.