Social care sector’s ability to pass on costs ‘highly constrained’

Changes to wage regulations that are set to come into force in April

Employers in low-paying sectors – in particular social care and childcare – are ‘highly constrained’ in their ability to pass on costs. This was highlighted in the Low Pay Commission (LPC)’s summary of evidence as part of its recommendations to government of increasing the national living wage (NLW) by 9.8% from £10.42 to £11.44 from…

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