Consultation on carer's leave

Close date: 8 June 2020

The Government consults on proposals to introduce one week of unpaid leave each year for employees who are carers, for the purpose of caring for a dependant with mental or physical health needs. It seeks views on, among other things, how carers use existing employment rights to provide care, who should be eligible to take the leave, what the leave should be taken for, how the leave should be taken and the notice and evidential requirements for taking the leave, as well as the costs and benefits to employers and employees.
Consultation document: Consultation on carer's leave
Consultation outcome: Carer's leave consultation - government response