Carers

Covid-19: One in five parents treated unfairly at work

Approximately 2.6 million parents feel they have been treated less fairly at work because of their childcare responsibilities since the...

Brexit: MAC warns of ‘stark consequences’ in social care

29 Sep 2020

Senior care worker and nursing assistant roles should be added to the shortage occupation lists to relieve pressure when freedom...

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‘Work from home if you can’ – government tightens restrictions

22 Sep 2020

Boris Johnson has confirmed that people should work from home if they can in a statement to the House of...

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Self-isolation, testing and SSP: employers’ questions answered

16 Sep 2020

The UK may be on the cusp of a second coronavirus wave. Results from a population based study suggested the...

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More support for carers needed to keep staff in work

11 Aug 2020

Research by Carers UK has shown that employers are seeing the health, wellbeing and productivity of their workforces adversely impacted...

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One in four working carers consider leaving job

24 Jun 2020

A quarter of working carers have considered giving up their job as they are unable to balance their career and...

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Maintain flexible working momentum after pandemic, urges charity

19 Jun 2020

Almost half of parents and carers (48%) hope to make changes to their working patterns after the Covid-19 pandemic, indicating...

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Leave to remain extended to families of deceased care workers

21 May 2020

The government has stated that non-EEA family members of any NHS, healthcare or social care worker who has died as...

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Top 10 HR questions March 2020: Coronavirus

2 Apr 2020

The coronavirus pandemic dominated the top 10 most popular FAQs in March.
The coronavirus outbreak is having a big impact...

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‘Sandwich carers’ in need of more mental health support

10 Feb 2020

One in five “sandwich carers” – people who care for both children and elderly relatives – would like more mental...

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Queen’s Speech: flexible working, carers’ leave and immigration plan confirmed

20 Dec 2019

A number of new Bills that will affect workers have been announced.

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Shorter City trading day would ‘boost diversity and work-life balance’

7 Nov 2019

Equity market opening hours should be shortened by 90 minutes to allow the trading sector to attract and retain a...

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A fifth of over-45s expect to quit work to care for relatives

9 Oct 2019

One in five (19%) employees aged over 45 expects to quit their job to care for an adult relative full...

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flexible working

Why meeting flexible working requests is easier said than done

26 Sep 2019

With Labour proposing a four-day week and unions campaigning for workers to use technology to spend less time in the...

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Sandwich carers struggling to balance work and home

23 Sep 2019

More than half of ‘sandwich carers’ – people who look after both children and older relatives – find balancing their...

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