Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Carers Bonus

The News Limited press have gone balistic over alleged plans to scrap the carers bonus.

I think this is a ridiculous claim, that has only gained traction because the payments were never factored in to forward estimates, and were never formalised as part of the carers payment/allowance system.

By all means remove these 'bonuses', but the focus should be on making the payment/allowance structure more generous.

The News Jackals focus on the bonus, but do they really care about the system more broadly?

Let's provide more financial support for carers, and at the same time do away with the notion of bonuses.


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