Homecare Association submission to Low Pay Commission 2022

Please find below the Homecare Association's response to the 2022 Low Pay Commission consultation.

The response recommends the Commissioners take a cautious approach to future rates given the challenges faced by the homecare sector.

We are extremely concerned that NLW increases of the degree proposed over the next two years (i.e. an increase to £10.32 in 2023 and to £10.95 in 2024) will significantly impact the financial viability of the sector unless the Government commits several billion pounds per annum to cover the cost of this increase. There must be a corresponding uplift in fees paid to care providers to cover increased costs.