Universal Credit: 19 Jan 2011: Written answers and statements


To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) whether any recipients of carer’s allowance will have a reduction in the level of their payments as a result of the introduction of the proposed universal credit;

(2) what his policy is on the inclusion of carer’s allowance within his proposals for universal credit.


Maria Miller (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Disabled People), Work and Pensions; Basingstoke, Conservative)

The Government recognise that the UK’s 6 million carers play an indispensable role in looking after family members who need support.

We are carefully considering whether changes to carer’s allowance will be necessary to take account of the introduction of universal credit in order to provide clearer, more effective support for carers.

Universal Credit: 19 Jan 2011: Written answers and statements (TheyWorkForYou.com)

One Response to “Universal Credit: 19 Jan 2011: Written answers and statements”

  1. Gillian Mushens Says:

    Tell me how we are meant to pay our essential bills such as gas, electricity etc as well as being carers 24/7 on the meagre pittance we are now paid and hold down a part-time job. It is physically and financially impossible and I challenge any sane, member of parliament, or anyone in the caring profession to do it.

    Carer burnout is becoming worse as finance cuts bite.

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