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Carers UK Forum • Carers allowance...?
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Carers allowance...?

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:21 pm
by farmer1961
BBC Parliament Health questions
Question Time.
Jeremy Hunt chooses not to answer Barbara Keeley Labour MP's question about the threat to carers allowance with eligibility changes. Can carers now take this non response by Hunt as confirmation that the carers allowance will be a target?

Re: Carers allowance...?

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:21 pm
by Scally
I don't think we can assume anything: this government has a slim majority and already appears to be backing down on some of their more controversial proposals - mainly to keep their backbenchers happy. Carers get cross-party support, and the potential savings of for example means-testing CA, are probably rather marginal and are likely to hit Tory constituencies more than Labour ones.

Re: Carers allowance...?

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:49 pm
by farmer1961
I hope so Scally.

Re: Carers allowance...?

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:00 pm
by amandah
I just wish this wretched government would stop this silly nonsense. Us carers are saving the government billions. !! This realy make me savage. Regards Amandah

Re: Carers allowance...?

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:46 pm
by bowlingbun
Now I'm a pensioner I don't get snything at all!!!

Re: Carers allowance...?

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:30 am
by farmer1961
Isn't it ridiculous bowlingbun.

Re: Carers allowance...?

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:39 am
by John_1407
Scally wrote:I don't think we can assume anything: this government has a slim majority and already appears to be backing down on some of their more controversial proposals - mainly to keep their backbenchers happy. Carers get cross-party support, and the potential savings of for example means-testing CA, are probably rather marginal and are likely to hit Tory constituencies more than Labour ones.
Given that there are about 100 more Conservative than Labour MPs,that's a pretty safe bet.

Re: Carers allowance...?

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:54 pm
by Eun
But according to carers uk us carers are costing the country money.... Personally I think that is bull do dos my husband and I alone SAVE the country tens of thousands of pounds in care costs alone!

Eun

Re: Carers allowance...?

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:30 pm
by Violet
I have been looking after hubby for sixteen years but by the time I realised that that meant I was a Carer, I reached pension age - so I have never had CA.