I see that everything is going up in price and so is minimum wage , which causes problems as the amount im allowed to earn has not increased , therefore im scared to ask to reduce my 12 hours a week incase my employer says no ... carers save the goverment a fortune and we get less than £10 a day to care for someone yet to get help id be looking at 30 mins help for that price from a company ..... the goverment has got to look at this and increase either the earnings amount or the amount paid to carers to be inline with cost of living .