Broken social care system needs reform not tax on hard-up pensioners

23 Nov 2021
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GMB, the union for care workers, has responded to the new social care cap, passed by the House of Commons.

Rachel Harrison, GMB National Officer, said: 

“Our broken social care system needs complete overhaul – it's not going to be fixed by taxing hard up pensioners. 

“Care faces a staffing catastrophe as minimum wage workers struggle to make ends meet as private equity sharks extract all the profit.  

“It’s completely dysfunctional – and if social care goes down, the NHS goes down too. 

“Whatever way we fund social care – and taking everything from those who have the least is not the way to do it – the system will continue to fail unless cash is ring-fenced for workers. 

"That’s why GMB is campaigning for a £15 an hour minimum for care workers.” 



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