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Reg. No. 5592310
We’re delighted to share a significant development in employment rights: The Carers Leave Regulations 2024. These regulations were recently laid before Parliament and set out the statutory scheme for employees to apply for up to one week of unpaid carer’s leave within a 12-month period.
These new regulations will give all unpaid carers the right to take up to one weeks leave from their paid employment in order to provide care to a dependant with a long term care need.
The new legislation can be found here: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2024/9780348254808/pdfs/ukdsi_9780348254808_en.pdf
Key Features include:
These pivotal regulations are a great news for carers and underscore a commitment to supporting a compassionate and responsible workplace.
Cas Thompson, Director at PayPacket said: “It’s great to hear that more is being done to support millions of unpaid carers in the UK, so they can continue to provide vital care to their loved ones.”
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