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Carers can now rest easy

New sleep-in shift pay compliance scheme launched to support social care sector & identify back pay for workers.

The government has launched a new compliance scheme for social care providers that may have incorrectly paid workers below legal minimum wage hourly rates for sleep-in shifts.  The scheme has been designed to help ensure workers are paid what they are owed, while also maintaining important services for people who access social care.

Social care employers will be able to opt into the new Social Care Compliance Scheme (SCCS), giving them up to a year to identify what they owe to workers, supported by advice from HMRC.  Employers who identify arrears at the end of the self-review period will have up to 3 months to pay workers.
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