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In the UK, all employees have the right to take "reasonable" time off to deal with emergencies involving a dependant. This is known as dependants' leave. Whether or not this is paid is at the discretion of the employer. In addition to dependants' leave, since 2003, employees are entitled to request flexible working to look after their disabled child. The Work and Families Act 2006…
Continual failure to tackle social care reform now impacting wider workforce in England 7 million people juggling work and unpaid care through Covid-19 pandemic Carers UK and employers call on Government to take action on social care to help keep jobs and boost the economy A survey carried out by national charity Carers UK shows employers in England are seeing the health, wellbeing and productivity…
Three in 10 UK employees would have to leave paid roles if facing new or greater responsibilities at home, with experts calling for more flexibility from businesses. Millions of working carers could be forced to leave their jobs because of a lack of employer support, a study has warned. A survey of 2,004 UK adults, conducted by Opinium, found 9 per cent of respondents were…
The CIPD and University of Sheffield have released research today showing that a quarter of workers with caring responsibilites for someone who is older, disabled or seriously ill have considered giving up their job entirely, with many struggling to balance their caring role without employer support. The research found that 30% of working carers had reduced the hours they work because of their caring role…
Government urged to accelerate consultation on extra unpaid leave as pandemic ‘shines a light’ on the pressures of looking after a family member or friend Three in five (60 per cent) working carers had to use their annual leave last year to look after an ill, elderly or disabled family member, partner or friend, research has found. A poll by savings and retirement firm Phoenix…