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Join Citation’s experts in care for an update on CQC changes and developments to HR and Health & Safety legislation.

Join Citation’s experts in care for an update on CQC changes and developments to HR and Health & Safety legislation.

We’re holding two free business briefings for care providers next week.

·        Wednesday 18th in Wolverhampton

·        Tuesday 17th in Wakefield


Welcome news for care providers

Welcome news for care providers

The Court of Appeal has overturned government guidance that entitled carers to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for sleep-in shifts.

During its decision, the Court ruled that only hours spent awake counted as ‘worked’ hours, meaning carers can continue to be paid a flat rate for sleep-in shifts, and are no longer eligible to six years’ worth of back pay.


Citation supports Care Home providers - Free events in July

Citation supports Care Home providers - Free events in July

Citation would like to invite you to attend their business briefing.

Join their experts who will discuss the latest HR and Health & Safety updates and advice to support you and your business.


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CMA propose sweeping changes to service user contracts

CMA propose sweeping changes to service user contracts

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have issued their long-awaited draft Guidance designed to help care home providers comply with their consumer law obligations. This Guidance is still subject to consultation with the final version due in the autumn.
Independent care sector can find reasons for optimism in gloomy ADASS Budget Survey

Independent care sector can find reasons for optimism in gloomy ADASS Budget Survey

On the face of it, the publication of the annual ADASS (Association of Directors of Adult Social Services) Budget Survey reflects something of a bleak outlook for the social care sector, ahead of the publication of the much awaited green paper. The survey was completed by 100% of councils and can therefore be expected to provide a fair reflection of the state of the nation.