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OCT 22, 2013 - The Guardian

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Council funding cuts force care homes to pay less than the minimum wage

120 providers to be investigated by HM Revenue & Customs over contract bids that are too cheap to pay legal minimumCuts in council funding mean that rising numbers of care firms are having to break the law by employing workers at below the minimum wage, the head of the Low Pay Commission has warned.David Norgrove told the Guardian that councils were "sometimes dramatically" slashing the rates that they paid care companies to wash, feed and dress the elderly and frail; and this was happening so fast that the firms concerned were using ruses to get round the £6.31-an-hour minimum pay rate.The ... Read More

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