Sleep-in carers not entitled to NMW whilst asleep — case details

1 April 2021

In a long-standing case, Tomlinson-Blake v Royal Mencap Society, the Supreme Court (SC) has held that “sleep-in” carers are not entitled to receive national minimum wage (NMW) for the hours they spend asleep and are therefore not working. Here, we discuss the details of the case.

The Covid-19 effect on long-term reform in adult social care

31 March 2021

A new inquiry has been launched by the Housing Communities and Local Government Committee (HCLGC) to examine the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the social care sector and its long-term funding. The deadline for submissions is 15 April 2021, with information on how to give evidence here.

Sleep-in payments and the National Minimum Wage

24 March 2021

Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i reviews the recent Supreme Court findings on the payment of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) to workers on “sleep-in” shifts and discusses the practical complexities facing employers following this landmark ruling.

The National Living Wage is changing

11 March 2021

Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, details the upcoming changes to the National Living Wage, effective from 1 April 2021.

NHS and social care reform — what impact will this have on social care?

22 February 2021

NHS leaders were given much to think about when Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock published proposals for more reform on 11 February 2021, in his White Paper, Integration and Innovation. But the social care sector has been left underwhelmed, wondering whether the structural changes for NHS planning, commissioning and procurement systems will affect social care at all.