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Carers Allowances To Be Increased to £150 per week

Submitted on Tuesday 2nd August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

Carers Allowances To Be Increased to £150 per week

Additional Information

There are more than 6,000,000 carers within the UK. Most carers work very long hours looking after the person for whom they are caring.

Many carers suffer from financial poverty.

If there were no carers it would cost the Government billions of pounds to arrange for those needing personal care to be placed in residential care homes.

It is not acceptable that carers should contimue to receive so little official recognition for all the many hours each week that they are caring for the person needing their tender care.

By increasing the Carers' Allowance to a minimum of £150 per week this will go some way in alleviating the financial distresses of the carer.

This increase in the weekly Carers' Allowance should not be means tested.


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The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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