Carers UK responds to the Budget
Carers UK has published a briefing about the effect the Chancellor’s Emergency Budget will have on carers. They say:
“Carers will be relieved that Carer’s Allowance has not been cut and, along with disability benefits, is protected from the freeze to benefits. It is a vital financial lifeline for people looking after a loved one and important recognition of their role. However, with £12bn of cuts to the social security system, it is inevitable that carers’ incomes will be hit by some of the measures announced…”
You can read and download the complete briefing here.