£500 Extra Payment for Care Staff

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  • #187349

    everhard
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    Wouldn’t a decent pay rise be more appropriate?
    Sadly the government and many of the public will dismiss these people as low skilled once normality, as near as, returns.

    #187352

    TimRegency
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    Yes, that would be my preference too. Still, the WAG’s gift was better than nothing. Just a pity that the hateful right-wing Tory government decided to spite both the WAG and our dedicated care workers by designating this one-off gift as “earnings” eligible for tax etc.

    But then, Tories have never appreciated our amazing NHS staff.

    #187376

    JaneJ
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    Tim please look at the facts – we have a UK Tax system in this country that was in place prior to Covid and any payment of this nature no matter for what purpose would be a taxable benefit. The problem is that WG did not do their basic homework when this was announced and offered the higher figure to take into account any tax and national insurance.

    This is not political but officials with lack of understanding advising the Welsh Government.

    #187381

    TimRegency
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    Jane, I’m satisfied with the accuracy of what I wrote.

    If this Conservative government can find ways to exempt rich people and companies their tax obligations, they can find ways to exempt this one-off gift to dedicated care workers.

    These spectacular intellectual gymnastics to pin the blame on the WAG and pretend the Westminster government are innocent are just laughable.

    #188730

    wrexview
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    This would have been an ideal question for our MP Sarah Atherton to ask at PMQ’s , national exposure to the problem and an anawer required by our Prime Minister. Had it been a charitable gift or lottery win then there would be no tax payable!

    • This reply was modified 3 months ago by wrexview.
    #188732

    JaneJ
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    The principle of giving some crumbs to care workers is a disgrace – surely the case has been proven that they deserve a pay rise that applies for 52 weeks of the year and not just a token ‘top up’.
    These workers are vital — defined as ‘key workers’ yet paid min wage only.

    #188733

    zinger
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    Forgive my ignorance but I thought that most care homes these days were privately owned.

    #188750

    JaneJ
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    All homes in Wrexham are private but that is not same across the country.

    #188768

    Llayby lilly
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    In fact most care homes are in the private sector throughout the UK. Most council run facilities have all but gone, with residents moving into the private sector. Social care pick up the bill for those who can not afford their care, but for a vast number, they sell their homes and invest their life savings into private care!
    Lilly

    #188775

    wrexview
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    If you check the numbers of people in care homes in Wales it is only a small percentage that are fully self funding, the majority are funded by local authorities. Those self funding pay far higher fees that the local authority funded residents.

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