Laura Gardiner, senior policy analyst at Resolution, said: “The new minimum wage is a welcome move towards tackling low pay, particularly in social care where at least 700,000 workers are set to benefit, but implementing it will be challenging in the care sector and will require significant new public investment. Failure to do this could result in a major escalation of the illegal ‘wage theft’ that already blights the lives of far too many care workers.
“It is unrealistic to expect councils to find this extra money, given the scale of cuts they’re facing. It is important therefore that central government steps up and commits to providing this vital investment in social care.which will give a major boost to staff and improve the quality of care.”
You mean that paying employees more money costs employers more money?
Why didn’t anybody tell us?