He and other leaders called on the government to provide funding to help providers deal with back payments.
“Councils already face a £2.3 billion annual social care funding gap by 2020 and pressures across the sector – particularly on providers – are acute,” Seccombe said.
“If the Government does not fund the historic liability then we are likely to see more care providers going bust, more contracts being handed back to councils, and care workers being made unemployed.” Christina Mc Anea, assistant general secretary of Unison, said that the SCCS “helped no one”.
“The care system is creaking at the seams, and no-one wants to see it plunged further into crisis, but without sufficient numbers of care workers and a substantial injection of cash from the government that’s exactly what will happen,” she said.“Care workers who have been paid illegally low wages over many years shouldn’t have to go months and months before getting back what they’re rightfully owed.
Ministers knew for years that sleep-in workers were not being paid properly.
However, D&O insurance policies are not "occurrence" policies, they are "claims made" policies.
That is, D&O insurance policies provide coverage for claims made during the policy period, regardless of when the underlying conduct may have occurred.
In a prior post, I published the first in what I intend to be an occasional series of articles on the nuts and bolts of Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance.
I continue the series here with the second post in the series.
A final deadline of 31 March 2019 has also been set by which employers must settle outstanding backpay, regardless of when they enter the SCCS.
A guidance note issued yesterday said that providers not entering into the SCCS would be offered no concessions.
(Actually, that last statement is not always literally true, as many D&O policies have "past acts" dates which specify the date after which the allegedly wrongful conduct must have occurred.