Carers

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

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

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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Roadmap encourages employers to tackle ‘lifetime’ gender inequality

3 Jul 2019

Action needs to be taken by individual organisations and at a sector-wide level to close the gender pay gap and...

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Enhance leave policies to keep carers in work, employers urged

8 May 2019

The chief executive of a major energy supplier is urging employers to do more to retain the almost 5 million...

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Carers should receive ‘paid leave and a right to return to work’

15 Mar 2019

Nearly three in five carers in England and Wales are aged 50 years and over, and one in five people aged 50 to 69 years are informal carers.

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Government must fulfil promises to keep carers in work

29 Nov 2018

The government has been urged to act on the Conservative Party’s 2017 pledge to introduce specific employment rights for working...

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Government to consider five days’ paid leave for working carers

3 Aug 2018

The government has committed to exploring the case for five days’ statutory paid leave for carers, but has been criticised...

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Why supporting all carers benefits men, women and business

9 Feb 2018

Recent research showing how women and men continue to struggle to achieve the right balance between their work and family...

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Why HR should step up and support working carers

27 Jun 2017

The UK’s social care crisis was a hot topic during this month’s general election, serving to highlight the growing number...

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Supporting the forgotten community of employees who are carers

2 Jan 2017

Employers need to consider how to support employees who are carers, so they can balance work with caring for dependants....

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Five ways employers can support employees who are carers

19 Oct 2016

According to recent research one worker in eight is a carer, while almost one in six has had to take...

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Working carers: only one-third of employers offer support

6 Jun 2016

Employers are being urged to put processes in place to assist working carers, as research reveals that only one-third (34%)...

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carers at work

Who cares at work? Ten things every employer should know about carers

11 Jun 2014

Three million people in the UK combine work with care. An ageing population means that this figure will rise significantly....

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