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

Council funding for fortunate care homes

A number of very fortunate care homes have received up to £150,000 in council funding in a bid to assist them in improving their in-home facilities. In early November last year, Plymouth City Council awarded some 18 of 25 grant … Continue reading

Smaller care homes fear insolvency under NLW increases

A new study suggests that a number of smaller care homes across the UK are buckling under mounting financial pressure linked to ongoing increases to the National Living Wage (NLW). According to the research, one in eight care home operators … Continue reading

Care home operators could qualify for new tax relief following 2016 Autumn Statement

A new tax relief could prove beneficial for operators of care homes following changes announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond as part of the 2016 Autumn Statement. The news comes after the Chancellor said that Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR), which … Continue reading

National Living Wage “unsustainable” in care homes

The introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) has increased the financial pressure for care homes, with smaller services in particular feeling the strain, a report has warned. According to official figures compiled by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), 2,444 … Continue reading