Laura Sharman 29 September 2017

Minimum wage enforcement for care workers is suspended for a month

Minimum wage enforcement for care workers is suspended for a month image

A further suspension of the minimum wage enforcement in the social care sector has been announced by the Government.

Earlier this year, a tribunal ruled that employers were wrong to pay support workers a flat-rate for sleep-in shifts rather than an hourly wage.

However, the Government has suspended the enforcement action for another month following concerns that wage arrears could affect the stability of providers.

The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VDOG) VODG said it was seriously concerned about the impact the ruling could have on sleep in services, but was 'frustrated' about the lack of progress on finding a solution.

VODG chair Steve Scown said: ‘The decision to pause is worrying as for each month that goes by providers are continuing to work with a potential unknown back pay bill with no clear indication about future funding arrangements.’

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Refuse Driver

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£30032 - £31610 per annum + (amount shown is salary plus allowances)
Refuse Driver (LGV Chargehand Driver)(starting total pay of £30,032 - this is made up of the base grade salary plus contractual overtime and allowance England, London, Woolwich
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Corporate Director (Environment, Communities & Leisure)

Gedling Borough Council
Up to £83,424 (pay award pending)
As one of our two Corporate Directors reporting to the Chief Executive to form our Senior Leadership Team your... Gedling, Nottingham
Recuriter: Gedling Borough Council

Building Control Surveyor

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£27.978 - £37.722
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced major projects surveyor to join the Royal Greenwich Building Control team.  Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Programme Team Leader (Restart)

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£37.722 - £40.869
We are looking for candidates that can work within target driven environment... Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Senior Infrastructure Engineer

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£45.834 - £56.141
This is a great role in a vibrant and growing team; we’re looking for people with significant experience in... Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue