The costs and benefits of paying care home workers in the UK the living wage: summary

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Ingham, Hilary; Barnford, Sally-Marie; Johnes, Geraint
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Date of publication
26 October 2015
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Employment, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Social welfare
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This research investigates earnings below the Living Wage (LW) for staff in care homes for older people, and identifies how this pay increase could be funded.

In light of the budget announcements in the summer of 2015, the research also explores the implications of the new National Living Wage (NLW) and reductions to in-work benefits.

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