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    Carers UK briefing on flexible working consultation

    26 November 2021

    The Department for Business, Innovation and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is currently consulting on proposals to reform flexible working regulations. The consultation is called ‘‘Making flexible working the default’. We think the consultation provides an important opportunity to secure beneficial changes for unpaid carers who are juggling t

  • Policy ENG

    Supporting Carers at Work: Carers Rights Day report

    25 November 2021

    To coincide with Carers Rights Day, Carers UK today launched new research ‘Supporting carers at work: opportunity and imperative’ which showed that whilst some employers were more supportive of carers within their workplace, a significant proportion of carers were at risk of reducing their working hours or giving up work altogether if they did not get the right support measures in place. The results also show how tough continuing to juggle work and providing unpaid care can be. Three quarters (72%) o

  • Report


    State of Caring 2021 report

    03 November 2021

    On 3 November 2021, Carers UK published its State of Caring 2021 report. Each year, Carers UK carries out a survey of carers to understand the state of caring in the UK. This year, over 8,500 carers and former carers shared their experience of what it’s like to be a carer with us, making it the largest State of Caring survey carried out by Carers UK to date. This report provides a snapshot of caring in 2021 by only including the responses from the 8,119 people who are currently providing care. The

  • Briefing


    Carers UK briefing - Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 - what it means for unpaid carers

    01 November 2021

    This briefing sets out the most relevant announcements with regard to unpaid carers from the Autumn Budget and Comprehensive Spending Review 2021, delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, on 27 October 2021. In summary: Carers UK welcomes the announcement that there will be additional grant funding for local authorities in the CSR that was announced for social care and other services. However, it is vital that this money is used to make improvements to social care servic

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