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Government to consider five days’ paid leave for working carers

The government has committed to exploring the case for five days’ statutory paid leave for carers, but has been criticised for “barely paying lip service” to other recommendations made to help improve working carers’ lives.

In its response to the work and pensions committee’s recommendations about support for working carers, the government said it had set up a working group – made up of representatives from the Departments for Health and Social Care, Work and Pensions, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and the Treasury – to look into the implications that dedicated employment rights for those with caring responsibilities would have.

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August 9, 2018

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