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Carers: Leave

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 31517, tabled on 12 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress he has made on introducing carer’s leave.

Answered on

19 July 2021

The Government is committed to delivering the manifesto commitment to introduce a new right to an additional week of leave for unpaid carers.

The consultation on Carer’s Leave ran from March to August 2020, setting out detailed policy proposals to create a new employment right for one week’s unpaid leave.

The Government response to the consultation will be published in due course, setting out the way forward.