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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07592: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 28 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to increase carers’ pay, in light of this being frozen for five years, and, if so, by how much.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 8 March 2017

Increasing Carer’s Allowance to the same level as Job Seeker’s Allowance is one of the key commitments we have made in respect of our new social security powers. This commitment reflects the recognition we give to carers who make such an important contribution to our society.

Carer’s Allowance will increase annually in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI).