RESPONDING to the confirmation that social care workers in Wales will pay tax on their £500 coronavirus bonus, despite the Welsh Government arguing the Treasury should not tax the payments Plaid Cymru’s Delyth Jewell MS said:
“It’s baffling that the Welsh Government made this gesture without first checking that Westminster would honour it. Whilst the cruelty of making our carers pay tax on the bonuses is firmly at the door of Westminster it also smacks of incompetence from this Labour Government.
“Meanwhile, I continue to be contacted by carers who don’t understand why they still haven’t been paid their bonuses.
“At the end of the day, the people caught in the middle are hardworking carers – who still remain without the full £500 they were promised.