Government errors penalising carers, MPs conclude

Frank Field MP, chair, Work and Pensions Committee

Carers are being heavily penalised for years of government administrative errors, a Work and Pensions Committee report has concluded. A group of MPs has said the way the carers’ allowance is designed sets people up for a fall. Carers can claim the allowance if their earnings are no more than £123 a week and they…

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