Carer’s Leave Bill receives new date for Second Reading

Tuesday, 04 October 2022

A new date for the Second Reading for the Carer’s Leave Bill has been agreed in Parliament, with Friday 21 October 2022 being the new date. The Bill was due to have its Second Reading on 9 September, but this was part of the mourning period following the passing of HM The Queen.

Emily Holzhausen OBE, Carers UK Director of Policy and Public Affairs said,

We’re delighted that the Government and Parliament have found the time to give Wendy Chamberlain MP’s vital Bill a Second Reading. We very much hope that Government will give its support since it has such wide-ranging support from MPs as well as business, employers, unions, local authorities, charities, carers organisations as well as many carers.

Carer’s Leave is essential to helping millions of workers juggle work and caring responsibilities, as well as helping employers with recruitment and retention. It would provide vital support for carers to manage medical appointments, and other caring needs, and reduce the risk of them having to leave the workforce due to caring commitments.

We will be encouraging MPs to attend the Second Reading debate on 21 October 2022 and to discuss the Bill in detail and the real benefits that this Bill, if successful, could bring to carers and to business."

Source: Carers UK