In advance of the Autumn Statement, Working Families put forward policy ideas to make life easier for those with caring and parental responsibilities. While we welcome the positive steps introduced in the Autumn Statement to support to those on lower incomes, we believe this is a missed chance for change.
Working Families Benchmark Report highlights innovative approaches to support working parents and carers
This report sets out the results of this year’s Benchmark, showing how employers demonstrate best practice in areas ranging from flexible working to family-friendly recruitment, work to close the gender pay gap, and support for new parents and other aspects of the journey to parenthood.
Two in five (39%) working parents of children under 18 say they'd like mental health support in the workplace, according to a new YouGov poll commissioned by Working Families and Bright Horizons.
Working Families’ Top Employers of 2023 are a step ahead of new legislation by offering flex from day one
Working Families has announced its annual list of the top flexible and family-friendly employers in the UK. For the fourteenth year running, employers large and small from across the public, private, and third sectors have competed to gain a coveted place on the charity’s list of Top Employers for Working Families.
Statement from Working Families on the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill Receiving Royal Assent
We are delighted that the Flexible Working Bill has become law. This landmark legislation enables reforms that will give millions of employees access to flexible working from day one on the job, allow for two requests in a year instead of one, shorten the wait time for a decision, and encourage employers to think through how flexibility can work in a given role.
The 2023 Working Families Best Practice Award winners shine a light on organisations from banks to a medical society
Exceptional employers have been celebrated today as Working Families, the UK’s national charity for working parents and carers, announced the winners of the 2023 Best Practice Awards
The UK’s national charity for working parents and carers, Working Families, has revealed the shortlist for its 2023 Best Practice Awards. The awards celebrate employers whose stand-out cultures and working practices are leading the way in flexible and employee-friendly workplaces.
New research from Working Families, the UK’s national charity for working parents and carers, in partnership with law firm Pinsent Masons reveals the challenges that lower-income families in the UK face as they balance work and caring responsibilities.
Continued Retained EU Law Bill uncertainty leaves parents, carers and employers in limbo - an open letter from the Families and Work Group to Lord Callanan requesting clarification on the status of EU derived Law impacting working parents and carers.
Today’s budget announcement sends a strong message that parents and carers are key to our economic prosperity. Properly subsidised childcare—along with the measures of the Flexible Working Bill—will give millions of parents and carers the flexibility, security, and control they need to thrive at work. But there is still much to be done.
Working Families is calling on the Government to confirm that laws protecting the rights of working parents and carers will remain in effect if the Revocation and Reform Bill is passed.
Working Families welcomes the publication of the Government’s response to the Making flexible working the default consultation that finished in December 2021. It is a timely reply given the progress today of Yasmin Qureshi MP’s Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill, which will deliver on the recommendations of the consultation.