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Managing caring at a distance?

Thursday, 14 April 2011
Carers Week 2011 research survey, April 2011 - watch this space! The first ever research survey into the impacts on employers and employees of managing caring at a distance has launched today (14 April 2011). Employers for Carers (www.employersforcarers.org), in association with leading global investment bank, Nomura (www.nomura.com), is conducting the first ever research survey into the impacts on employers and employees of managing caring…
The Government has made the following announcements this month (March 2011) about implementation of the Equality Act and the right to request flexible working: Equality Act: On 17 March the Government confirmed that the public sector Equality Duty will come into force as planned on 5 April 2011, and published a policy review paper proposing new specific duties to support the general duty. Comments on…

Budget 2011 – Plan for Growth

Wednesday, 23 March 2011
The Government’s Plan for Growth, published 23 March 2011, sets out a package of measures to support private sector investment, enterprise and innovation, including within the care sector. Proposals for the care sector include: Taking forward ‘a range of measures to encourage innovation in NHS procurement’ including committing an additional £10 million from the Department of Health over the next two years on Small Business…
Source: TAEN (Experts in Age and Employment) Key older employees are being retained in the workforce. Over the past decade, an increasing number of people aged 65 and over have remained in work, despite the recession. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that in 2001 around 412,000 people aged 65 and over were in work, and this rose to 870,000 in the last…

Mock tribunal on the Equality Act

Wednesday, 02 March 2011
A lively mock tribunal event for EfC members (held 1 March 2011) highlighted key practical issues for employers with regard to carers and the Equality Act KPMG, an Employers for Carers member, hosted an engaging and informative event for EfC members on the Equality Act on 1 March 2011 at its headquarters in London. The event featured a mock tribunal highlighting a workplace carer’s scenario,…