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CMA: Care home system cannot “continue to provide essential care” with current levels of funding

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has warned that more care home closures are expected if Britain fails to bridge the gap between funding and spending. The competition watchdog called for “reform of the care home sector so people get … Continue reading

Government waives financial penalties for care homes in “sleep-in” wage dispute

The Government has said it will waive the financial penalties faced by organisations found to have underpaid their workers for “sleep-in” shifts. It said this will not affect the arrears of wages to be received by workers in cases of … Continue reading

Care homes urged to review fire safety procedures following Grenfell Tower disaster

More than 17,000 care homes and hospices have been urged to review their fire safety procedures following the Grenfell Tower fire. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) wrote to care providers reminding them to review their fire safety processes “to ensure … Continue reading

Council-funded care homes dependent on private patients, says report

Care homes in England and Wales are left to bridge a shortfall in public funding of more than £1.3 billion to keep the sector alive, a market analyst has revealed. The research, conducted by LaingBuisson, indicates that residential care homes … Continue reading

Care homes target of major HMRC pay investigation

Thousands of care workers have been reimbursed after a landmark investigation found that at least 130 care providers had underpaid staff. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) reported that more than 3,400 workers received a total of £650,000 in back pay … Continue reading