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A Minimum Price for Homecare - Version 3.1

UKHCA minimum price for homecare services of £16.70 per hour, allows full compliance with the prevailing National Minimum Wage and the delivery of sustainable homecare services to local authorities and the NHS.
Version 3.1 also provides updated price calculations for the fees necessary to achieve compliance with the new National Living Wage due to be introduced in April 2016; and the updated rates for the (voluntary) Living Wage and London Living Wage.
UKHCA Policy Director, Colin Angel, said: "The price of an hour of homecare is a vital question for local and central government, statutory regulators, trades unions and the public. It is essential that a viable regulated homecare sector is available to support the care of older and disabled people who choose to remain at home. The prices councils pay for care must cover the costs of the workforce, including - as a minimum - full-compliance with Minimum Wage regulations, including the time spent travelling between service users' homes. All of these factors are included in UKHCA Minimum Price for Homecare calculations."

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