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6 March 2024 - Carer’s Allowance - Oral evidence

Committee Work and Pensions Committee
Inquiry Carer’s Allowance

Wednesday 6 March 2024

Start times: 9:00am (private) 9:25am (public)

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Is Carer’s Allowance in need of modernisation? - Work and Pensions Committee to hold one-off evidence session

The Work and Pensions Committee it to explore the case for reforming Carer’s Allowance (CA) after hearing it is in need of modernisation, during evidence to its  benefit levels inquiry.

Meeting details

At 9:25am: Oral evidence
Work Carer’s Allowance (Non-inquiry session)
Head of Money Advice Unit at Hertfordshire County Council
At 10:25am: Oral evidence
Work Carer’s Allowance (Non-inquiry session)
Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Carers UK
Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Scotland & Northern Ireland at Carers Scotland
Principal Investigator, ESRC Centre for Care and Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Care & Caring at University of Sheffield
Head of Family at Centre for Social Justice

MPs will first explore the experience of those receiving CA, with questions likely to focus on whether it adequately supports carers, the ease of the application process and the problems caused by overpayment.

The Committee will then question policy experts on how well the current system is working and what the priority areas for reform should be.



The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

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