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Department of Health more like this
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star this property hansard heading Social Services: Pay more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Care Act 2014 and the care and support statutory guidance, whether self-funders and those with personalised care budgets are under an obligation to show that they are paying social care firms enough to pay their staff at least the minimum wage, including remuneration for travel time between appointments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Self-funders and people with personal budgets whose care is arranged by their local authority have no obligations under the provisions of the Care Act 2014, draft statutory Care Act guidance or draft regulations on the Care Act, to show that they pay social care providers enough to pay their staff at least the minimum wage, including remuneration for travel time between appointments. Social care providers must fulfil their legal obligations as employers which include ensuring that staff salaries conform to the national minimum wage.</p><p> </p><p>If a person chooses to request their personal budget as a direct payment to purchase their own care and support, the draft Care Act guidance details what the local authority should do as part of its general monitoring of the direct payment to ensure that the person fulfils their legal obligations as an employer. This includes ensuring that the person is registered as an employer with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs and is making the appropriate contributions for PAYE and income tax, and that payments conform to the national minimum wage. Where it is apparent that these obligations are not being met, the local authority should review the care plan and making of the direct payment to ascertain if alternate arrangements need to be made that result in the person no longer being an employer (para 12.46-12.49, p172-73).</p><p>The draft guidance and regulations on the Care Act are currently open for public consultation. The Department is also undertaking a series of engagement events with social care stakeholders to gather feedback on the content of the guidance and regulations.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 202968 more like this
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less than 2014-07-10T14:05:26.0639181Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-10T14:05:26.0639181Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this