Employment support for carers

Contents

Summary

1 Introduction

The case for action

Juggling caring and work

2 Benefits system

Carer’s Allowance

The cliff edge

Interaction with the National Living Wage

Information and support

3 Employment policy

Flexible working

Benefits to the employer

Right to request flexible working from day one

Carer’s leave

The case for statutory provision

A new statutory system

4 Government as a model employer

Flexible working

Accessing information at work

Government leading by example

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes

Witnesses

Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Work and Pensions Committee during the current Parliament





Published: 17 May 2018