Work and Families Bill
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Work and Families Bill

Session 2005-06
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Short Title of the Bill
Make provision about statutory rights to leave and pay in connection with the birth or adoption of children; to amend section 80F of the Employment Rights Act 1996; to make provision about workers’ entitlement to annual leave; to provide for the increase in the sums specified in section 186(1) and 227(1) of that Act; and for connected purposes.

Extract from Explanatory Note produced by Government Department   
In December 2004, alongside the Pre-Budget Report, the Government published the document, "Choice for parents, the best start for children: a ten year strategy for childcare". This set out key principles informing Government policy in the area of work and families: to ensure every child gets the best start in life and to give parents more choice enabling them to balance their work and family responsibilities. It included the Government's plans to improve the availability, quality and affordability of childcare as well as a number of commitments and goals to improve entitlements for employees with caring responsibilities. On 28th February 2005, the Department of Trade and Industry published a consultation document, "Work and Families: Choice and Flexibility" (available at: www.dti.gov.uk/workandfamilies), asking for views on how the Government should meet some of the goals and commitments set out in the Ten Year Childcare Strategy. The consultation closed on 25th May 2005 and the Department of Trade and Industry subsequently published the Government's response to the consultation in October 2005 (available at: www.dti.gov.uk/workandfamilies). (Source: Explanatory Note Bill 65-EN)



Bill Information

Latest       
This Bill has now received Royal Assent
 
  Work and Families Act 2006 Chapter 18 (OPSI website)

 
  Work and Families Act 2006 Chapter 18 PDF (OPSI website)

Earlier documents    
This Bill has now received Royal Assent
 
  Work and Families Act 2006 Chapter 18 (OPSI website)

 
  Work and Families Act 2006 Chapter 18 PDF (OPSI website)
Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments   Commons Proceedings as at 13 June 2006
Amendment paper for Third Reading (Lords)   Marshalled List of Amendments as at 5 May 2006

Amendment paper for consideration (Commons)
 
HC 178 2005-06 as at 8 May 2006
Explanatory notes prepared by the Department of Trade and Industry   Bill 65 - EN 2005-06 as at 19 Jan 2006
 

Bill as brought from the Commons and ordered to be printed in the Lords
 
Bill 65 2005-06 as at 19 Jan 2006 PDF

 
Bill 65 2005-06 as at 19 Jan 2006

European Convention on Human Rights
A statement of compatibility with the European Convention on Human rights is available at the start of the bill as introduced in each House.