15 October 2018
David said :
"I believe some constituents are having difficulty giving their views on Labour's major discussion paper and consultation aimed at maximising the incomes of Scotland’s carers.
"With the new carers’ allowance supplement being paid into bank accounts, the Party is inviting carers to set out how best Holyrood can use its new powers over the allowance to bolster the support offered alongside the benefit.
"Across Highlands and Islands carers receive the benefit, which now is worth the same Jobseeker’s Allowance each week after the Scottish Parliament unanimously agreed to increase its value.
"The consultation seeks the opinions of carers on a number of suggestions aimed at increasing support for carers and their families, including maximising incomes and reducing council tax bills.
"This link should now be fine for leaving your comments and apologises for any confusion caused."