The government has announced that when parliamentary time allows it will introduce a right for unpaid carers to take up to 5 working days of unpaid leave per year.
This could be used for providing care (or making arrangements for provision of care) for a dependant who requires long-term care.
The consultation, including the government’s response, is at www.gov.uk/government/consultations/carers-leave.
Parental bereavement leave and pay
We have also put Parental bereavement leave and pay onto a separate page. This took effect in April 2020.