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Welcome to the ILG Bulletin for Direct Payment and Personal Health Budget teams.

The Supreme Court have today handed down their judgment in the Mencap case.  This is significant because it provides the long-awaited clarity around the application of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) to sleep-in shifts.  
We understand this judgement will impact your day-to-day work and may have significant consequences on the use of Direct Payment budgets.   
The judgment needs careful consideration in light of the impact it will have across the UK, please bear with us while we produce guidance that will be useful to all organisations in the form of advice notes, podcasts and further newsletter articles.
Please click here for a link to the Supreme Court page detailing the case and judgment. 

ILG podcasts Coming Soon!

Starting in April this year ILG Support will be producing weekly podcasts discussing all things related to the world of individual employers and those who support them.  
In the form of a relaxed conversation between self-confessed DP “nerd”, David Ashley and our resident Employment law expert Rachel Harkin, we are planning to cover all the hot topics….. 
TUPE, Live in Care, Employment status, Holiday pay for a-typical workers….and more
All podcasts will be hosted on the Independent Living Group (ILG) web page with any associated guidance, advice notes and relevant links.   
They will also be available wherever you may already go to access and subscribe to your existing podcast subscriptions – apple/android etc.

The first two sessions are as follows;

  • Weds 7th April – Employment Status – A look at Self-employed PAs
  • Weds 14th April – Annual Leave – is 12.07% applicable for a-typical workers?

Please submit any questions you might have around these topics to if you wish to get involved.