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36 MPs added their support for the Carer’s Leave Bill in person Carer’s Leave Bill is now supported by over 78 MPs cross-party, as well as employers, trade unions and employees. If successful, the Carer’s Leave Bill would give new rights to over 2 million employees who are juggling work and unpaid care.[1] MPs from many different parties are backing a Private Member’s Bill on…
152,000 rise in number of carers providing over 50 hours of care to just over 1.5 million. Over a quarter of a million rise in number of unpaid carers providing 20-49 hours of care. Surprising overall drop in number of carers from 5.8 to 5 million unpaid carers. Today the Office for National Statistics has published Census 2021 data about unpaid carers which showed growing…
Almost three quarters (73%) of carer friendly employers surveyed have a carer champion in their workplace Around a third (35%) of employers have a carer champion who is currently caring Almost half (46%) of respondents have one carer champion in their workplace while a further 21% have two and 33% have three or more Carer champions in the workplace are having a positive impact helping…
Employees will be given the right to ask for flexible working from their first day at a new job, the government has proposed. New legislation will mean that workers will not have to wait for 26 weeks to seek flexible arrangements, as set out under the current law. The government also wants to introduce laws that make it easier for people on low incomes to…
Millions of people beginning or ending a caring role each year Carers UK calls for step change in the way that unpaid carers are identified and supported Academic research released for Carers Rights Day (24th November 2022) shows the astonishing numbers of people in the UK starting or ending an unpaid caring role each year. Published by the charity Carers UK, statistical analysis by the…