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A new campaign has been launched today to encourage employers to make flexible working the norm. The 'Flexible Working Task Force' – a partnership across government departments, business groups, trade unions and charities – has launched a campaign to increase flexible working uptake. Members of the taskforce aim to encourage employers to advertise jobs as flexible by using the strapline 'Happy to Talk Flexible Working'…

Our 2018 highlights!

Thursday, 20 December 2018
As 2018 comes to a close, we have looked back over one of our busiest years yet! Thank you to everyone that has contributed to our year and committed to supporting working carers. Our timeline below gives you some of our highlights from 2018...
More than a quarter (27%) of flexible workers say they put in more hours than when they were tied to a traditional schedule, according to research on behalf of the Association of Accounting Technicians (ATT). The survey of 1,500 flexible workers, conducted by OnePoll in November 2018, also revealed that a fifth (21%) believe they have become much more productive after moving away from traditional…
The government has been urged to act on the Conservative Party’s 2017 pledge to introduce specific employment rights for working carers, such as statutory leave, to help keep them in the workplace. Those who provide 50 hours or more care per week are around 36% less likely to be employed compared with those without caring responsibilities, the Work Foundation has found in a new report.…
New research shows that unpaid carers’ finances worsen the longer they’re caring for a loved one Half of people caring for more than 15 years and struggling financially are having to cut back on food or heating UK's leading carers’ charity urges local authorities and employers to provide accessible information on carers’ rights Caring unpaid for a family member or friend who is older or…