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To: Iain Duncan Smith MP

Carers Allowance to be on a par with the National Minimum Wage

Carers Allowance to be on a par with the National Minimum Wage

Dear Minister,
Please increase Carers Allowance to, at least, the equivalent of the National Minimum Wage !

Why is this important?

The Government recently agreed to spend £12 billion a year in Foreign Aid, yet Carers in THIS country are paid less than £2 an hour for ensuring the care needs of sick or disabled persons, for a minimum of 35 hours a week. There are about 800K carers in the UK, £220 (minimum wage) x 52 weeks = £11,440 per annum x 800,000 = £9.152 billion a "saving" of almost £3 billion on the Foreign Aid programme.


Reasons for signing

  • Too little of payments for people who give up there time to ensure someone’s safety and well-being, thank you and your welcome
  • without carers where would the world be!
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Updates

2015-03-10 14:17:56 +0000

20,000 signatures reached

2015-03-09 16:23:43 +0000

10,000 signatures reached

2015-03-09 10:01:48 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2015-03-08 19:04:38 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2015-03-08 16:57:55 +0000

500 signatures reached

2014-07-25 18:03:40 +0100

100 signatures reached

2014-07-07 22:20:11 +0100

50 signatures reached

2014-07-07 17:25:38 +0100

25 signatures reached

2014-07-07 16:40:37 +0100

10 signatures reached