Carers ‘disproportionately hit’ by government cuts – Mithran Samuel

Carers will be disproportionately hit by government benefit cuts over the coming years, research published today shows.

Tax and benefit changes from 2010-15 will result in a real terms drop of 6% in net income for households where a person claims carer’s allowance, compared with a 4% fall for other households, found an analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, commissioned by the Family and Parenting Institute.

The difference reflects the extent to which government benefit cuts are hitting disabled people cared for by loved-ones at home.

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One Response to “Carers ‘disproportionately hit’ by government cuts – Mithran Samuel”

  1. Kevin Says:

    You can check to see how your PCT is doing and how much is spent on carers, a report by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, refer

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