Carer’s Leave Bill becomes an Act!

Carers Leave Bill Gets Royal Assent

The Carers Leave Bill is passed.

On 24 May the Carer’s Leave Bill received Royal Assent and is now law!

Carers UK has led the campaign for the introduction of Carer’s Leave for decades and we are delighted to see the Bill become an Act. This historic legislation will see employees across Great Britain gain a landmark new right to take up to five days of unpaid Carer’s Leave.

The Carer’s Leave Act 2023 could come into force as early as next April. Employers for Carers will be offering practical support to member organisations to implement the new Act. This support will include updated EfC membership resources such as e-learning, guides and toolkits, as well as latest news, information and briefings.

The Bill was brought forward by Wendy Chamberlain MP as a Private Member’s Bill and had cross-party support from MPs, peers and the Government. If you would like to find out more about the Bill, click here.