Standards in elderly care could fall following the introduction of the National Living Wage for care workers unless the government is able to help plug the shortfall in funding, a think tank has warned.
The Resolution Foundation said over half of young workers have received a £7.20 an hour rate pay rise, even though it only legally applies to over 24-year-olds.
The study found no evidence of employers cutting back on shifts to finance the new wage rise and warned local authorities could use the excuse of higher wages to “ration” care services.
You mean that raising wages will lead to less labour being employed?
A quite astonishing result. We really ought to set up some sort of scientific study of these sorts of things. Such a pity we didn’t know this before, eh?